All potential judges (returning from previous years and new) need to complete this short application as we are switching to a new system.
ALL judges receive FREE parking, brief training session, food/drinks throughout the day at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA 94566. Information will be emailed to you regarding schedule, parking and additional next steps - no later than 2 weeks prior to Saturday March 12, 2016.
By registering all judges are agreeing to this code of ethics:
I hereby acknowledge that by submitting this application, I agree to serve as a judge for the Alameda County Science and Engineering Fair (ACSEF).
I agree to act in a positive and ethical manner in which each student encountered is treated fairly and respectfully. Privileged information or ideas that are obtained through my volunteer service will be kept confidential by me and I will not use such information or ideas nor disclose such information or ideas to third parties.
I understand that my judging comments related to student projects will remain confidential unless I agree by checking the box on the project judging form to allow ACSEF to release the comments to the student for the purpose of improving the student researcher's skills for future projects.
I agree to disclose all conflicts, potential conflicts and perceived conflicts of interest resulting from direct competitive, collaborative or other relationships with any of the students and to recuse myself from judging in such circumstances.
I agree to decline and report any offer of payment or other consideration of value. I understand that in the event I do not bring conflict of interest to the attention of the judging coordinator that all scores, comments, discussion, etc. related to student(s) will be voided. I furthermore understand I will not be invited to judge projects in the future.
I acknowledge that I have read and agree to abide by the harassment policy protecting all ACSEF participants including staff and judges from harassment and sexual harassment by another ACSEF participant or other person for any reason including, but not limited to: age, national origin, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, ancestry and/or veteran status and understand ACSEF responsibility to investigate such claims.
In conclusion, I agree to notify ACSEF Judging Coordinator immediately if I become aware of any circumstance that would potentially compromise my ability to attend the event or evaluate finalists' projects.