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Judges Needed for the Long Island Science and Engineering Fair (LISEF)

LISEF logoJudging a science fair is a great professional development opportunity. You meet other Long Island area scientists and broaden your network. You practice your communicating science and mentoring skills by talking with a range of young scientists of different ages. Plus, you have an outreach opportunity to list on your CV. 

Long Island Science and Engineering Fair (LISEF) is a yearly forum for such outstanding students to submit and exhibit their research projects in an effort to identify and select finalists from over 500 student participants to attend the annual International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). Students are predominately in grades 9-12, from public, private, and parochial schools in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. 

LISEF seeks qualified scientists (medical/veterinary doctors, university faculty, postdoctoral associates, graduate students, engineers with field experience) to help evaluate student projects in 21 disciplines. Judges are typically asked to evaluate and score between 8-12 projects, depending on the category, on either or both days of the fair. Judges are asked to register by 8 AM both days and can expect to leave by 3 PM on February 8and 1:30 PM on March 23rd.  All judges are provided a complimentary buffet lunch. 

See 2017 LISEF Letter.

Dates: Wednesday, February 8, 2017 (greatest need on Feb8) and Thursday, March 23, 2017

Location: Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, NY

To Register as a Judge: 

Visit  and follow the directions below. 

  1. Click the “LISEF Judges” button (under the image slideshow).
  2. Click the “Register Now!” button.
  3. Select and enter a username and password, your e-mail address, name, degree (or degree status), phone contact numbers, and employer name and address and click the “Continue Registration” button.
  4. Confirm that your login information is correct on the screen and click “Continue Registration” button.
  5. Select the date or dates you would like to judge at the fair and select your top 3 choices of category preference. Select the number of years you have previously served as a judge for our fair and if you would like to recommend a colleague for judging, fill in those fields as well. Finally, click the “Complete Registration” button.


Animal Sciences: Animal Behavior, Cellular Studies, Development, Ecology, Genetics, Nutrition and Growth, Physiology, Systematics and Evolution, Other 

Behavioral and Social Sciences:  Clinical and Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Physiological Psychology, Sociology, and Social Psychology, Other

Biochemistry:  General Biochemistry, Metabolism, Structural Biochemistry, Other               

Biomedical and Health Sciences: Disease Diagnosis and Treatment, Drug Testing, Epidemiology, Physiology, Nutrition, Other

Biomedical Engineering: Biometrics, Biomechanics, Biomedical Devices and Imaging, Cell & Tissue Eng., Synthetic Bio.

Cellular and Molecular Biology:  Cellular and Molecular Biology, Cellular and Molecular Genetics, Immunology, Neurobiology

Chemistry:  Analytical Chemistry, General Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Other

Computational Biology and Bioinformatics:  Algorithms, Databases, Artificial Intelligences, Networking and Communications, Computational Science, Computer Graphics, Software Engineering, Programming Languages, Computer Systems

Earth & Environmental Sciences:  Atmospheric and Climate Science, Environmental Effects, Geosciences, Water Science

Embedded Systems: Circuits, Internet, Microcontrollers, Optics, Sensors, Signal Processing, Other

Energy: Chemical: Alternative Fuels, Fossil Fuel Energy, Fuel Cells, Solar Power, Other

Energy: Physical: Hydro Power, Nuclear Power, Solar, Sustainable Design, Thermal Power, Wind, Other

Engineering Mechanics: Aerospace and Aeronautical Engineering, Civil and Industrial and Mechanical Engineering, Computational Mechanics, Control Theory, Ground Vehicle Systems, Naval Systems, Other  

Environmental Engineering: Bioremediation, Land Reclamation, Pollution Control, Recycling and Waste Management, Water Resources Management, Other

Materials Science: Biomaterials, Ceramics, Composite Materials, Computation and Theory, Nano Materials, Polymers, Other

Mathematics:  Algebra, Analysis, Combinatorics, Graph Theory, Game Theory, Geometry, Number Theory, Probability, and Statistics, Other

Microbiology:  Antibiotics, Antimicrobials, Bacteriology, Microbial Genetics, Virology, Other

Physics and Astronomy:  Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Biological Physics, Astrophysics, Condensed Matter and Materials, Instrumentation, Magnetics, Electromagnetics and Plasmas, Mechanics, Nuclear and Particle Physics, Optics, Lasers, Masers, Quantum Computation, Theoretical Physics, Other

Robotics and Intelligent Machines: Biomechanics, Cognitive Systems, Control Theory, Robot Kinematics, Other  

Systems Software: Algorithms, Cybersecurity, Databases, Programming Languages, Operating Systems, Other

Translational Medical Science: Disease Detection & Prevention, Disease Treatment and Therapy, Drug Identification and Testing, Pre-Clinical Studies, Other


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