• Judge & Volunteer Registration

    We need scientists, doctors, and engineers from our community and beyond to serve as science fair judges.  This interaction is often the most powerful part of a young person's experience of developing and presenting a project and adds authenticity to students' learning experiences.

    The 2024 CREST-Jane Goodall Science Symposium has concluded! 

    Dates for 2025 will be released in August - if you want to know about our high school winners, click here!

    High SchoolMonday, March 11, 2024 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at West Linn High School

    Middle School: Monday, March 11, 2024 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at West Linn High School

    Judge Registration
    Instructions for registering as a Judge:

    1. Visit the following website: https://affiliatedfairs.org/fair_apps/ 
    2. New users will need to create an account,
    3. Sign in to your account and scroll down to the judge menu,
    4. You will be asked to update your personal information,
    5. Select the CREST-Jane Goodall Science Symposium from the list of Regional Fairs,
    6. Select division (HS = High School or MS = Middle School) and judge type (Category, Finalist, or Special Awards),
    7. Choose your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd preference of categories you wish to judge, then select the FINISH button,
    8. You will receive an email confirming your registration and category preference.
    9. If you need to change your division or category choices, you may revisit the website and make changes.
    10. For any questions about judging or judge registration, please e-mail our Fair Director, Danielle Schroeder, at schroedd@wlwv.k12.or.us

    Judge Expectations
    An overview of judge qualifications, organization, and the judging process can be found here: https://nwse.org/judgequalifications/

    There are many ways to get involved in preparation for the fairs and fair-day events.  Some of our most important support needs are listed below.  If you are interested in helping with any of these tasks, please e-mail our Fair Director, Danielle Schroeder, at schroedd@wlwv.k12.or.us  

    • Assembling judge packets and judging materials
    • Assisting with fair setup (checking in students, safety-checking project displays)
    • Hospitality: (food service setup, hosting judge check-in table, hosting judge's room)

    Judge Feedback

    "I had a blast as a judge today! You and your team did a fantastic job at organizing and implementing everything. Thank you! Everything went so smoothly and the judging process was enjoyable. Networking with fellow judges is a bonus! Thank you again and the entire experience was excellent!
    - Ian P. (2024 - Middle School, Life Sciences Judge)

    "That was a fantastic event yesterday! Thank you for the invite."
    -Laura E. (2024 - High School, Medicine & Health Science Judge)

    "I enjoyed the experience immensely, and kudos to you and your colleagues for all your hard work on this stellar event. Thanks again for all the great work that you do!"
    -Randall G. (2024 - High School, Microbiology - Head Judge)

    "I applaud the students' positive attitudes.Thank you very much for making sure that the lunch choices allowed for avoiding  food sensitivities."
    -Abraham F. (2024 - High School, Microbiology - Head Judge)

    "The fair was, again, very well organized and I enjoyed participating.  It is gratifying to see students taking STEM seriously.  Your school is doing it right!" - Ralph C (2024 - High School)