The University of Utah has a new policy addressing the safety of minors
who participate in University-sponsored programs or programs held on
campus. You can read about the new policy here. In an effort to provide
for the safety of our minor participants, as a volunteer judge for USEF, you will notice a few
additions to the registration process this year. Thank you for your
We realize these extra steps may add time to the registration process, so we appreciate your patience. The safety of the students who participate in the Science Fair is, of course, very important to us.
Indicate the date(s) you’ll commit to judging:
Thank you for committing to judge on both days!
Please let us know as early as possible if you’re unable to
judge for one day or another so we can find a replacement judge
for the projects we assign you.
Choose the top four category preferences you’d like to judge:
The University of Utah Science & Engineering Fair (USEF) is committed to providing a positive experience for everyone involved, in an environment that provides for the safety and protection of the students. Adults, including mentors, judges, and volunteers who interact with children, are in positions of trust and influence, and we expect all adults involved with USEF to use this position to support the well-being of the students. Thus, all judges, volunteers, and mentors agree to abide by the following Code of Conduct:
All meetings and experimental work between mentor and student will be
open to observation by the student’s parents or guardian.
I understand that as a judge/volunteer/mentor for USEF and working
with students, I may be subject to a criminal background check. I
understand that any action inconsistent with this Code of Conduct may
result in my removal from participation in USEF or USEF-related
In an effort to keep our kids safe, The University of
Utah requires that any volunteer who works directly with
children read the Youth Protection at the University of Utah training pamphlet and indicate that they have done
so. Please download a copy, read through it and indicate
that you have read it by checking the check box below. You
can read more about this program here. Thanks!
Download & Read Brochure