SCORING AND AWARDSStudent projects are evaluated independently by at least two judges with awards given for 1st through 4th place in the three categories in each division.
The project in each division with the highest overall score after three independent evaluations is awarded the Grand Championship.
Projects are also simultaneously judged for discipline-specific special awards generously provided by professional organizations, governmental agencies, and a number of generous individuals.
JUDGESScience fair judges are local individuals who volunteer their time. Some of our judges have participated for more than 20 years. Judges include faculty from Utica University, Hamilton College, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Herkimer County Community College, and Mohawk Valley Community College; engineers and personnel from local technology and research industries; medical professionals; and civilian and military staff members of the Information Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory in Rome, NY.