Dates, Times and Directions

 

sarsef-6931Between January 15 and February 27, 2019: Sign up for your judging preferences. First come are first served!

Judging Day is Thursday, March 7th, 2019

We listened to your feedback!  You will notice a few schedule changes this year in order to maximize your time.  A Judge Guidebook will be sent to you with instructions prior to judging day. 

 

Elementary and Middle School Judges:

7:45 a.m.: Registration and Coffee. Judges, please arrive at or before 8:00 am to ensure you have adequate time to meet your judging team.

8:00 a.m.: Judging instructions. You will receive a brief reminder of important points from the Guidebook and have set up meeting times with your team.

8:30 a.m.: Project review and judging begins.

10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.: Interviews: ALL Elementary and Middle “Grand Award” judges and all “Sponsored” judges will need to stop what they are doing and interview middle school students during this time period. These interviews are for encouragement and are very important for teaching students how to speak to professionals and answer spontaneously. We need all of your help to make these future scientists feel special and support them. Do be kind! ***New this year*** Interviews with middle school students may be taken under consideration during caucusing. Students who do not attend, however, will not be penalized. More details will be provided in the handbook.

11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Final caucuses for place awards.

 

High School Judges:

8:45 a.m.: Registration and Coffee. Judges, please arrive at or before 9:00 am to ensure you have adequate time to meet your judging team.

9:00 a.m.: Judging instructions. You will receive a brief reminder of important points from the Guidebook and have set up meeting times with your team.

9:30 a.m.: Project review begins.

10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.: ALL High School judges will need to stop their assigned project review and interview middle school students during this time period. These interviews are for encouragement and are very important for teaching students how to speak to professionals and answer spontaneously. We need all of your help to make these future scientists feel special and support them. Do be kind! 

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Lunch will be provided, continue project review if needed.

12:30-3:15 p.m.: Interviews with high school students.

4:00 p.m.: All Sponsored and Grand Award results must be turned in to the HUB.

 

Directions

Please come downtown to the Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave. You can access the area easily via Interstate 10, Broadway, or Stone Avenue.

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Parking at the Tucson Convention Center (TCC) is free for SARSEF judges. Proceed to Parking Lot B, immediately west of the Exhibit Hall building. You can reach that parking lot from Cushing Street or Granada Avenue.

Please tell the attendant you are here for SARSEF, and do not pay for parking!

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The TCC’s Grand Gallaria doors should be open by 7:00 a.m. for registration in the Grand Lobby.There you will find registration booths, where you will pick up your assignment, judging packet and name tag. You will then meet your team in the Grand Ballroom of the TCC!

 

Every Child. Thinking Critically. Solving Problems.

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