Byline: Richard Beatie, P.E., Chair, Awards & Recognition Committee


The 2007 State Science & Engineering Fair will be held April 11-13, 2007 at the Florida Gulf Coast University in Ft. Myers, FL. Judges are desperately needed for April 12th, the day the student projects are reviewed. This involves spending the day talking to and interviewing the students about their projects and rating them. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all judges. Anyone who has kids that have benefited from the past science and engineering fairs well know how important this activity can be. Those who have kids in grades 9 12 can help theirs by becoming a judge and learning what it takes to present a winning project.


When the SSEF is held at locations like Orlando they can get 400 judges. In locations like Ft. Myers they are lucky to have 200 judges. The organizers are asking for help from the IEEE Florida Council, and particularly the Florida West Coast Section to get judges to volunteer. Many IEEE members have spouses that hold science degrees that could also be judges. Information and details for becoming an SSEF judge will be posted on the SSEF website in December, at Lets all support our future engineers and scientists by volunteering to judge!