Have you ever wanted to be immersed in how the STEM projects (Ag Mechanics, Architecture Block Creations, Astronomy, Computers Robotics, Rocketry, and UAS) are judged at the Kansas State Fair? Maybe you want to see if you have what it takes to be a STEM judge.
This year we have 10 openings for those interested in learning about how STEM projects are judged at the Kansas State Fair. Those selected will get to shadow judges in each of the STEM areas to understand how the each area is judged and the nuances of judging at the State Fair. Those who complete the rotations will be added to the list of potential STEM judges for future fairs.
Judging Starts at Noon on Wednesday September, 7th. We ask those participating in this STEM judges training event arrive and check in by 11:30 AM. Judging of exhibits typically concludes around 5PM.
All participants in the STEM judges training need to be adult volunteers (19+ and no longer enrolled in 4-H) or extension agents. Prior experience judging at the county fairs is encouraged but not required. Youth who wish to participate in the preparation and placement of STEM exhibits can sign up as a volunteer for the Kansas State Fair through their county extension office.
Lunch will be provided for judges, volunteers, and judge training program participants.
For question about the judges training program use the contact page on the Kansas STEM site.