Southern Utah Science and Engineering Fair

Science Fair Volunteer Opportunities

The success of the Southern Utah Science and Engineering Fair depends upon the hard work and expertise of a great number of volunteers. If you have an interest in science and science education, the students of Southern Utah need you! Opportunities exist to judge on fair day, host an activity, or be a mentor. If you would like to volunteer in one of these capacities, please contact Bill Heyborne at 435-865-8443 or

Mentoring - Become a mentor for one or more student projects. The majority of winning projects at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair are by students working with mentors who are professionals in that field of study. Sometimes all it takes is a phone call or email between mentor and student; other projects may require more in terms of time, expertise, and equipment. With the rich base of science and engineering professionals in the Southern Utah region, our science fair participants have enormous potential to benefit from mentors in the field.

Judging - Share your technical expertise on fair day as a judge. With Junior and Senior Fair projects and up to eighteen different categories, volunteer judges are always welcomed. Junior Fair judges should have a strong science background. Senior Fair judges should have a Master’s degree, a PhD, or equivalent work experience in their field. Judging requires a commitment of about four hours in the morning of the fair, as well as a pre-fair meeting several days prior for instruction. Senior Fair judges who can stay into the afternoon are encouraged to help judge finalists for the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

SUSEF Judge Training PowerPoint

Hosting Activities - Share your expertise on fair day by providing a speaker or hosting a science or engineering-related activity for students or teachers. A science fair is as much a learning experience as it is an opportunity to show off learning. In addition to the benefits of the judging process, students and teachers at the SUSEF participate in a variety of activities during the afternoon which can increase their knowledge of science, engineering, and the world around them.