Central New Mexico Local Section

URGENT!  Judges Needed - Friday March 18

We are in URGENT need of judges for

middle/high school categories

on Friday 3/18/16 for the

Regional Research Challenge 

(aka...Science Fair!)



2016 Central NM

Science & Engineering Research Challenge


The Central NM Science & Engineering Research Challenge (aka...regional science fair) judging day is coming up on Friday 3/18/16.  We are still in need of judges in a few categories...


Categories in highest need of judges are in 



JUNIOR DIVISION (middle school)...

  • Animal Sciences
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Medicine & Health Sciences
  • Physics
  • Energy & Transportation
  • Environmental Sciences

SENIOR DIVISION (high school)

  • Behavioral & Social Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Medicine & Health Sciences

Please feel free to contact either Erin Garcia (scifair@unm.edu) or Karen Kinsman (kkinsman@unm.edu) if you have any questions of need additional information.  Thanks so much!!


Sign up  HERE!


Who: Anyone with research and/or work experience in engineering, mathematics, computer science, botany, environmental science, psychology, chemistry, physics, biology, etc.


What: Interview middle or high school students about their science/engineering projects, score them, and caucus with fellow judges to determine 1st, 2nd, 3rd places in a category. Judges can choose their division (middle or high school) and category (Biology, Chemistry, Math, Engineering, etc.) Training materials available on-line, short orientation during first caucus meeting on the day of the competition. 


When: Friday, March 18 from approx. 7:00a - 1:00p (breakfast, coffee, refreshments provided)

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The Central New Mexico Local Section of the American Chemical Society was founded in 1946 and generally serves the northern 2/3rds of the state of New Mexico.  The Local Section specifically includes the following New Mexico counties: Bernalillo, Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe, Socorro, Taos, Torrance, and Valencia.

Sandia National Laboratories and Los Alamos National Laboratory are located in our Section, as well as multiple universities, including the University of New Mexico, New Mexico Tech, and New Mexico Highlands University. There are active Student Member Chapters at both the University of New Mexico and New Mexico Tech.

We are considered a medium large local section by the ACS and have two councilors that represent the local section at the national council meetings held twice a year at the spring and fall meetings.

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