Volunteers needed for March 27 Texas science fair
By Amanda Beck
Communications Specialist, College of Sciences
(March 26, 2009)--Volunteers are still needed to help at this weekend's ExxonMobil Texas Science and Engineering Fair (EMTSEF), a 19-cateogry competition open to moe than 1,000 middle and high school students from across Texas.
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For the fifth year, UTSA will host the ExxonMobil Texas Science and Engineering Fair (EMTSEF) March 27-30 at the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center in downtown San Antonio. The fair begins with project set-up on Friday, March 27 and concludes with an awards ceremony Monday, March 30. The event is co-sponsored by ExxonMobil, Texas Workforce Commission and UTSA. To date, volunteers are still needed for general fair assistance, the display and safety team, and judging.
To learn more or for a volunteer assignment, contact Kai Kamaka, assistant events manager in the UTSA College of Sciences, at (210) 458-6177, or complete and submit the official volunteer submission form at the ExxonMobil Texas Science and Engineering Fair Web site.
>> Read more about the fair on UTSA Today.
ExxonMobil Texas Science and Engineering Fair volunteering
General Fair Assistance (March 27-30)
- Duties: Registering students, directing traffic, setting up/breaking down and other tasks
- Eligibility: You must be able to assist with set-up and breakdown, registration, signage, traffic control, awards ceremony, parking and on-site variables
- Hours: Volunteer shifts are for four-hour blocks of time. If you are unable to work for four hours, you are invited to assist during the time you are available.
Display and Safety Team (March 28)
- Duties: Verifying project set-ups to ensure required paperwork is displayed and that the projects do not include forbidden items.
- Eligibility: Requires one hour of training and some physical activity, as well as a lot of walking on a hard floor.
- Hours/Arrival: Team members are required to attend a brief training session 30 minutes before their scheduled volunteer times.
Judging (March 29)
- Duties: Reviewing projects, interviewing finalists and encouraging future scientific pursuits by students
- Senior Division Judge Eligibility: Master's degree or higher with at least five years of experience in a science and/or engineering field.
- Junior Division Judge Eligibility: Bachelor's degree or higher with at least three years experience in a science and/or engineering field.