Intel ISEF Grand Award Judge Badge

Each individual who receives a Grand Award Judging Badge has been qualified as having served as a Grand Award Judge at the Intel ISEF competition. Grand Award Judges volunteer to evaluate the projects of all student finalists in the 17 categories and select the winners of the top awards presented by the fair in each category. To be a Grand Award judge, one needs to hold an M.D. and/or Ph.D. in one of the 17 scientific categories or have a minimum of six years of professional work experience in the respective category. These professionals provide a minimum of 15 hours of service upwards of 20 hours, committing two business days to this volunteer service. Each judge conducts a minimum of 10 interviews and is an active participant in the discussion and review of the projects within their scientific discipline to make the award judgments.