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Hello Everyone,

The program I work for, College Now at City University of New
York, is looking for people to volunteer as judges for the New York City
Science and Engineering Fair. 
The New York City Science and Engineering Fair (NYCSEF), sponsored by
the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) and The City
University of New York, is the area's largest science, math,
engineering, and technology research competition for high school
students. NYCSEF provides a venue for the city's top young scientists
and engineers to present their projects to a panel of judges and
compete for a variety of prizes.
The Science Fair is looking for judges in fourteen areas, including
social and behavioral sciences. Judges can be practicing scientists,
doctoral students or other professionals in their fields in the New
York City area (unfortunately the program cannot provide accommodations
or funding for people coming from outside the area). I emphasize that
you do NOT have to be an academic to judge, if you are a professional
in a relevant field you can participate as well. We especially need
people in the social and behavioral sciences as that is the largest
category represented. 
Judging for this year's Preliminary Round will be held on Sunday, March
1, 2009 at the City College of New York (Manhattan). The top 25% of
student researchers from each subject category will be invited to
participate in the Finals Round in early April (date and location TBD).
Twenty students will ultimately be selected to represent NYC in May at
the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Reno, NV. 
It's an excellent volunteer opportunity and a chance to meet talented
students from throughout New York City and become involved in fostering
and promoting science education. I was a social and behavioral sciences
judge last year and have been involved in a number of NYSCEF's year
round initiatives. 
You can find more information on qualifications for judges as well as the fair in general on the website:
I can also answer questions, or at least get them answered for you.  
Please  pass this on to anyone you think might be interested.
Thanks so much!
Rana A. Emerson
Yale, CC'93