Register Now to Be a Judge at the Long Island Science and Engineering Fair

Jan. 12, 2018


The organizers of the Long Island Science and Engineering Fair (LISEF), an annual forum for Long Island students in grades 9 to 12, are seeking judges for this year’s event. Round One of the fair will take place Feb. 6 at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, N.Y., while Round Two will take place at the country club on March 7.

Each year, LISEF aims to identify and recognize secondary school students from Nassau and Suffolk Counties who have the potential to become outstanding natural, physical and behavioral scientists, engineers, mathematicians and computer scientists. Finalists selected at the LISEF will advance to the annual Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, to be held this May 17 in Pittsburgh, Pa.

While LISEF organizers are seeking judges from all STEM disciplines, they are especially in need of experienced engineers to serve as judges this year. The 22 LISEF judging categories include biomedical engineering (biometrics, biomechanics, biomedical devices and imaging, cell and tissue engineering, and synthetic bioengineering); energy – physical (hydro power, nuclear power, solar, sustainable design, thermal power, and wind power); engineering mechanics (aerospace and aeronautical engineering, civil and industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, computational mechanics, ground vehicle systems, and naval systems); environmental engineering (bioremediation, land reclamation, pollution control, recycling and waste management, and water resources management); materials science (biomaterials, ceramics, composite materials, computation and theory, nanomaterials, and polymers); and robotics and intelligent machines (biomechanics, cognitive systems, control theory, and robot kinematics).

Engineers with a master’s degree or a Ph.D. are particularly encouraged to sign up as a judge. While judges may register up to the day before each LISEF event, those who would like their names to be included in the printed program for each event should register two weeks in advance. Judges will be provided a continental breakfast and buffet lunch the day of the competition.

To register as a judge for one or both LISEF dates, visit, then click the “LISEF Judges” button and the “Register Now” button on the next screen. After filling in the relevant information, click the “Continue Registration” button to confirm, and click “Continue Registration” again to select the date you would like to judge and to indicate how many years you have previously served as a judge and whether you would like to recommend a colleague as a judge. You will also be asked to select your top three category preferences. However, if you only want to be considered for one category, just enter it three times. Then simply click “Complete Registration” to finish the process.

For more information on the Long Island Science and Engineering Fair, visit