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It’s State Science Fair time again! 

April 4, 2017

Looking for a fun and exciting volunteer opportunity? Look no further – the 2017 Illinois Junior Academy Science (IJAS) Fair/Expo will be held on the DeKalb campus on Friday, May 5, and Saturday, May 6, and is in need of student volunteers and judges.

More than 1,400 students in grades 7-12 from all across Illinois – some of the state’s best and brightest aspiring scientists, engineers, designers and problem-solvers – will exhibit research and design investigations. They will compete for scholarships, best in category awards and other special awards.

Volunteers are needed to serve in various capacities over the two-day event. Judging volunteers for the statewide Science Exposition, featuring the winners from each region, will take place on Friday, May 5. Judges will gather at 11:30 a.m. for a brief training, and they will make their decisions by 4 p.m or shortly thereafter. NIU faculty and staff members, NIU graduate students and regional educators are eligible to be judges. Student and community volunteers are needed on May 5 and 6. Four-hour shifts are available and volunteers will be needed to help with check-in and other logistics, as well as when final prizes will be presented.

If you are interested in being a volunteer or a judge for the State Science Fair, please register by Friday, April 21. If you have any questions about the event, contact [email protected] or call 815-753-2090.