MCOE SEEKS SUBMISSIONS AND JUDGES
UKIAH, CA – The Mendocino County Office of Education (MCOE) invites students to compete in the 35th annual Mendocino County Science and Engineering Fair. Student registration begins February 15 and the deadline to submit projects is March 7.
MCOE encourages those interested in participating to visit www.mcoe.us/student-programs-services/student-events/science-fair, where MCOE provides a student handbook and a guide for science fair coordinators with rules, submission specifications, judging criteria, and more. Participating students will submit their projects to their district or school science fair coordinator for their district or school competition. District & school science fair coordinators will then upload the winning projects to a virtual platform for countywide judging.
MCOE Science Fair coordinator Shane Hildebrand said, “We hope lots of students participate and we are also looking for volunteers to serve as judges.” Those interested in volunteering can use the link above to be routed to an online application form.
Submissions will be judged between March 18-20, and MCOE will broadcast a live, public virtual exhibition and awards ceremony on March 20 at 3:30 pm, where the finalists from Mendocino County who qualify for the California State Science Fair will be announced. The State fair takes place April 12-13.
Hildebrand noted that any videos and photographs students submit should conform to school media policies regarding the publication of identifiable students, and he encourages participants to read the information about how images may be used. “Also, be sure to include a caption that describes the experiment and where it was conducted,” he said.
Please direct science fair questions to Hildebrand at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virtual Science Fair Flyer, click here.