Young man presents his science fair project to two judges.

Calling all STEM professionals!

Volunteer as an LRSEF Judge.

Thank you for volunteering as a JUDGE at LRSEF! Your time and talent are much appreciated by LRSEF students, teachers and parents. YOUR talents are needed as Category Judges and Special Awards Judges; you may sign up for both.

  • Judges should register online through STEM Wizard
  • Review the Judging Criteria [PDF]
  • In order to ensure the safety of all LRSEF student participants, every volunteer judge for LRSEF will be asked to participate in a background check provided by the professional company called Sterling Volunteers. Once you register as a judge, LRSEF will send you an invitation to confidentially submit information for the check. If you are able to cover the $19 fee, LRSEF thanks you for this donation. If the fee is a struggle or stretch this year, we truly understand and LRSEF will cover your fee.


LRSEF 2024 will take place Saturday, March 2 at UofL’s Swain Student Activities Center.

Additional ways you and your organization can help LRSEF

  • Sponsor and judge an extra Special Award in one or more of our subject areas.
  • Become a STEM mentor for an individual middle or high school student or teacher. For more information, contact
  • Contribute funds to support LRSEF high school regional winners as they are promoted to the  International Science & Engineering Fair.


Email our volunteers for additional information.