Judging Information

Valero and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Coastal Bend Regional Science Fair

We need assistance from each participating school and/or district in identifying and recruiting qualified judges.

Judge Qualifications

To judge students in grades K-5, we ask that science fair judges have a science background (academic or industry) and some science education at the post-secondary level (e.g., college credits in the sciences).

To judge students in grades 6-12, we ask that science fair judges have a strong science background (academic or industry) and at least a bachelor's degree in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.

*Parents may NOT judge in the same age bracket as their student (e.g., a parent of a 6th grader may judge at the K-5 level but not at the 6-12 level). Teachers and school district personnel of participating districts/schools may NOT judge in the same age bracket as their school. (e.g., 5th grade science teacher may judge at the 6-12 level but not at the K-5 level).

Judge Registration coming soon

  • 2018 K-5 judge registration
  • 2018 6-12 judge registration

For more information contact:

Katie Crysup, Director
cbsciencefair@tamucc.edu

Judging Criteria

Fair Awards will be judged using the following criteria:

Grades K-12 | Judging Rubric (pdf)
  • Creative Ability
  • Scientific Thought
  • Skill
  • Clarity
  • Quality of Display
  • Oral Presentation
  • Notebook/Investigation Journal (grades 6-12)
  • Bibliography and Acknowledgements (grades 6-12)

Before a student is judged, exhibits must be approved by the safety and display team. Exhibit approval is the sole responsibility of the safety and display team; the safety and display chair and volunteers will follow guidelines set forth by Intel ISEF.