Each year, Virginia Bio recruits volunteer judges from the membership to attend the Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair to select the top three winners in the field of biosciences. This year’s fair will be held virtually on April 10, 2021, hosted virtually by the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine in Roanoke’s Berglund Special Events Center. Judges will be sent applicant information, abstracts and posters to review.
Volunteer judges are also needed for the Virginia BioGENEius Challenge. Students submit their projects in either the categories of biotechnology, agriculture or industrial/ environmental science. The judging for the challenge is done virtually. Judges will be sent applicant information, abstracts and posters by May 10, and results will be due back to Virginia Bio on May 19. Winners from the state challenge will go on to compete in the U.S. National BioGENEius Challenge taking place during the BIO International Conference in June.
Please contact Caron Trumbo if interested in volunteering your time!