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Science and Engineering Fair

Girls in Grades 7 and 8, and Upper School students participating in Independent Research, present their projects to a group of judges at the annual Science and Engineering Fair.

24th Annual Science and Engineering Fair
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
 3-6 p.m.

The Arches Gym
Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart
Newton, MA 02458

Materials for Judges

Dear NCDS Parents, Past Parents, Alumnae, and Friends,

The 24th Annual Science and Engineering Fair at the Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart will be held on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. Students in Grades 7 and 8, as well as students enrolled in Independent Research in the Upper School, will present their science and engineering projects at the fair. Both individual and group projects will be exhibited.

Newton Country Day School needs qualified individuals to judge these exhibits.  As a judge, you will be asked to evaluate projects, spending about fifteen minutes interviewing each student whose project you are reviewing. You will be asked to judge various aspects of the science and engineering exhibits, including visual appearance and creativity, the use of the scientific method or engineering process, the originality of the project, and the students’ understanding of what they have researched, discovered, and/or built. It would also be helpful to the students if you would provide suggestions and offer encouragement.

We ask that judges plan to be at our school on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, from 3-6 p.m. From 3:10-3:30 p.m., the Science Faculty will give a brief presentation on judging criteria. Judging will begin promptly at 3:30 p.m. and should conclude by 6 p.m. You will be assigned student exhibits to judge during specific time intervals. We invite you to stay for the Awards ceremony, which will begin at 6:30 p.m. We will provide refreshments for judges throughout the afternoon.

To indicate your availability, please complete the Judges' Response Google Form as soon as possible. The form is also available online at Newton Country Day School Science and Engineering Fair. Please direct any questions to me by phone at (617) 559-4920 or by email at

The students and faculty at Newton Country Day School greatly appreciate your help.


Rebecca Sen, Ph.D.
Science Department Chair