Project supervisors of GENIUS participants are not allowed to serve as a judge in order to protect the fairness of the competition.
SCIENCE JUDGES: Anyone with a passion for environmental issues and a BS degree in STEM disciplines may volunteer to be a judge for the GENIUS Science Projects. If you would like to volunteer for GENIUS Science, please register using our judge registration link. Volunteering as a judge requires at least three hours of your time on the judging day (Wednesday, June 14, 2017). Lunch, refreshments, free parking, and a GENIUS Olympiad T-Shirt/mug will be provided for judges during the event.
GENIUS Science projects will be judged by 6-7 individual judges. We have online judging tool which can be used trough tablets and smart-phones. we will provide tablet for those who need one for judging purposes. Paper judging forms will be available for those who prefer.
GENIUS Art, Music Creative writing, Business, and Short Film projects will be judged by a group of judges. If you have relevant experience or degree related to category you would like to be a judge, you can register as a judge. Each judging group for each discipline will contain 4-5 professors or experts within the field. Volunteering as a judge requires at least three hours of your time on the judging day (Wednesday, June 14, 2017). Lunch, refreshments, free parking, and a GENIUS Olympiad T-Shirt/mug will be provided for judges during the event.
Each category might be judged at a different time, therefore check the judge registration page for each category.
Judges are expected to
- listen to every student’s presentation for five minutes
- evaluate the presentation's organization and content
- ask several questions according to the judging criteria
- provide feedback about the poster design, content, scientific method, data management, and student’s presentation to promote future improvement
- rate the student on all the questions listed under the six categories using ONLINE judging form
Judging Sessions (Only Science and Art has both sessions, others will be scheduled at either morning or afternoon session)
- There are two judging sessions: morning session (9.30-12.00) and afternoon session (1-3.30 pm).
- Lunch and refreshments will be provided during judging sessions.
- Science projects will be judged during both sessions at SUNY Oswego Campus center Ice Arena.
- Robotics projects will be judged only during morning session at SUNY Oswego Hewitt Ballroom.
- Art projects will be judged during both morning and afternoon sessions at SUNY Oswego Campus center.
- Short Film projects will be only during afternoon session judged at SUNY Oswego Campus Center 132 Auditorium
- Creative Writing projects will be judged only during morning session at SUNY Oswego Campus Center 114.
- Music projects will be judged only during morning session at SUNY Oswego Campus Center 132 (auditorium).
- Parking is free on campus. Please find the closest parking lot to Campus Center on our map.(Click)