Missouri State University

OSEF Judges

The 2018 Ozarks Science and Engineering Fair will be held March 27, 28, and 29, 2018, at Hammons Student Center on the Missouri State University campus.

Interested in Judging??

Interested in being a judge for the Science Fair? We're interested in you! The Ozarks Science and Engineering Fair depends on its volunteer judges for their expertise in their career fields. If you would like to be a judge at OSEF, please click the Application link below, complete the form, and email or deliver it to Michelle Norgren.

Apply to be a Judge!

What does it take to be a judge?

  • An understanding of the scientific method
  • A willingness to talk to students about the work they have performed
  • A strong interest in the science/math education process
  • A wish to reinforce the students' pursuit of research and knowledge
  •  You do not have to have a career in science!

Interested in chairing  your judging committee? Chair duties include: meet with and organize members of the judging team; assure all students in your category are equitably judged and no child is excluded; lead discussions to determine placement winners in your category; record names of all placement winners; and, complete all required paperwork and return all forms to the OSEF Judge Coordinator.


2017 OSEF Tentative Judging Schedule
Tuesday, April 4 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Judge registration (includes a light meal)
  5:30 pm Category chairs meet with judging team
  6:30 - 8:30 pm Judging of Exhibits with students present
  9:30 pm All judging results must be returned to Fair officials
  9:00 pm Grand Award judges register with Fair officials
  9:30 pm - 11:30 pm Grand Award judges review projects and make selections
  11:30 pm Grand Award selection returned to Fair officials
  11:30 pm - 12:00 midnight ISEF Forms reviewed and signed by SRC officials