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Dear Friends of Science, Math, and Engineering Education:

This year's Seminole County Regional Science, Math, & Engineering Fair is scheduled for Saturday, February 11, 2017, once again at the Seminole Towne Center Mall.  Thank you for supporting the fair over our history of encouraging students to do science. The fair needs your assistance in making this year's event a success.

This e-mail is the official Call for Judges for the 2017 fair. We need about 250 judges on Saturday from about 8 AM to 3 PM, February 11th, to provide a quality judging experience for all the students.

Here is the complete list of categories.

●     Animal Science

●     Behavioral and Social Sciences

●     Biomedical and Health Sciences

●     Cellular and Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

●     Chemistry

●     Earth and Environmental Sciences

●     Engineering (Materials)

●     Environmental Engineering

●     Mathematics and Computational Sciences

●     Intelligent machines, Robotics and Systems Software

●     Microbiology

●     Physics and Astronomy

●     Plant Science

To sign up to judge, please click on the link: and register. I will send an email on February 1, 2017 with a map to the Seminole Towne Center Mall, the category you have been registered for, and a proof of your name badge.  We look forward to seeing you at the fair!

Other ways you, your company, and your professional organizations can help include:

Spread the word! We always need additional judges. Tell all your colleagues about how much fun it is to judge and invite them to participate.

Sponsor a category. Our goal this year is to find a sponsor for every category in the fair. Full sponsorship of a category funds the first place prizes. You can fully sponsor the Junior and Senior divisions of a category for $200.

Give a special award from your organization to encourage a student who has done a project in your area of interest. If every science, math, and engineering organization in Central Florida will give an award, our ceremony will be an exciting one indeed. You can have members from your group select your winners. Or our special awards judging committee will do it for you. Just tell us what type of projects you want to recognize. We realize that a large cash prize may not be in your organization's budget. A Certificate of Achievement from your group and a small gift will also be a valued prize. If you would like to give certificates with your award but do not have any handy, the Fair Committee will be happy to assist you in preparing some.

Please contact Vanessa Moosavifazel for more information regarding special awards or sponsoring a category.

Donations are tax deductible. Please call for additional information or to get involved. Thanks for your support of our students.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

If you would like to be removed from this email list please send me an email and I will remove you. I apologize for the inconvenience.

Vanessa Moosavifazel
High School Science Specialist
Director of Seminole County Science, Math, and Engineering Fair

Department of Teaching and Learning


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