Graduate students support young scientists by judging local science fairs
Students, used to being judged on their research, know what it feels like when they volunteer as judges at local science fairs.
There’s the Tri-County Science and Technology Fair, where more than 200 students in grades K through 12 annually display their projects and research, learn from their peers and are inspired by parents, teachers and science professionals.
Graduate students also volunteer for the Westchester Science and Engineering Fair (WESEF) and the New York City Science and Engineering Fair (NYCSEF). Professionals in all fields of science are needed to lend expertise and advice in selecting the top regional high school science students to represent Westchester and Putnam counties at the Intel® International Science and Engineering Fair. Each year New York Medical College sends graduate students eager to meet the next generation’s forward thinkers.
Science fair organizers appreciate their keen understanding of the principles behind each project, and the way the grad students serve as role models for aspiring young scientists.