Colorado Science & Engineering Fair

The CSEF Scientific Review Committee (SRC) is responsible for the evaluation of student research, certifications, research plans and exhibits for compliance with the International Science & Engineering Fair rules and pertinent laws and regulations. In accordance with CSEF's affiliation with Society for Science & the Public, the SRC will review all projects that are forwarded from the 13 Regional Science Fairs at least 2 weeks prior to the CSEF and provide feedback to the Regional Fair Directors on any projects that have issues that must be addressed before being allowed to compete at the CSEF.

The CSEF needs at minimum 12 volunteers working in teams of 2 to review approximately 270 projects just prior to the CSEF, following the SRC Operations Policy.

Areas of expertise that are needed for the SRC include, but are not limited to: veterinary medicine, biomedical sciences, psychology, engineering, science education, general laboratory research, etc.

Scientific Review Committee membership requires the approval of the Board of Directors. Interested persons should complete the SRC Membership Form and send it to the CSEF Director for consideration. SRC members must be available to remotely review paperwork between March 1st and March 21st and for an in-person group meeting on March 18th at CSU in Fort Collins.

Thank you for considering volunteering for the 67th Annual Colorado Science & Engineering Fair being held April 7 - 8, 2022 at the Lory Student Center on the Colorado State University-Fort Collins campus.

The CSEF is run almost entirely by volunteers, from the Board of Directors who help guide policy of the event and organization to the judges who evaluate the students' research. the only way this event happens is through the wonderful people who volunteer their time to put it together.

CSEF has many areas where volunteers are needed during the event itself. To sign up for any of the jobs listed below, please visit our Volunteer Registration Form.

  • Awards Ceremony - help put together the awards and run the Awards Ceremony. Volunteers need to be available Friday, April 8th.
  • Display & Safety - inspect student project displays to make sure they conform to the rules. Volunteers need to be available Thursday, April 7th from 8:30 - 12 noon
  • Photography - take the official photos of students at their projects and take candid photos. Volunteers need to be available Thursday, April 7th from 8:30 - 12 noon
  • Finalist Registration - help check-in students and hand out registration packets. Volunteers need to be available Thursday, April 7th from 9 a.m. - 12 noon
  • Exhibit Hall Set-Up - get exhibit hall space ready for students - marking off space and placing exhibit space identifying hand tags. Volunteers need to be available for exhibit area set-up on Thursday, April 7th from 7 - 9 a.m.
  • Project Tear Down - help clean up after students have taken down their projects and getting all CSEF equipment back over to the Director's office. Volunteers need to be available on Friday, Apri 8th from 3 - 10 p.m. in 2 hours shifts.
  • Tours/Presentations - help guide groups of students, teachers and parents from the Lory Student Center to various buildings on campus. Volunteers need to be available at various times on Friday, April 8th.

CSEF volunteer assignments will be mailed or emailed by March 31, 2022. Volunteers should read their assignment instructions ahead of time. Thank you for your help. For further information, please contact the CSEF Director.

Judging interviews to convey Grand Awards will be done on Thursday, April 7th - so mark your calendars now! Grand Awards Judging is an all-day event and judges need to be in attendance at the CSEF from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

We need scientists, engineers, educators, doctors, veterinarians, nurses, psychologists, grad students, retirees, other professionals from all fields of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics to help select the 1st, 2nd, 3rd place and Honorable Mention winners from the 2 divisions and 12 categories.

The background (either schooling or experience) of all grand award Judges must reflect the top 3 categories selected on the registration form. Undergraduate students are eligible to judge in the Junior (grades 6-8) division ONLY. Graduate students and professionals are eligible to judge in either the Junior or Senior (grades 9-12) divisions.

Registration for the 2022 CSEF is now OPEN!


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