2021 Regional Science Fairs…Volunteer Judges Needed


The Potomac Section of the AIHA has proudly supported the local school systems for almost 15 years now by judging science fairs and awarding prizes to entries with an environmental, safety or occupational health focus. Our support of these fairs is an outstanding opportunity to introduce industrial hygiene as a potential scientific field of study to middle and high school students. Section volunteers in the past have found the experience to be tremendously fun and rewarding. And the volunteer invitation extends to other Washington Metro Area Joint Safety Association members, as well.


We are in the midst of our planning for this year’s science fairs in March. We plan on supporting five local fairs again this year…Montgomery, Prince George’s, Northern Virginia (Arlington), Fairfax and Loudoun Counties. Our goal is to have at least three volunteers for each fair. Additionally, we need someone to take the coordinator role for the Prince George’s fair.


The judging only takes a few hours of well spent outreach time. Please refer to the fair-specific information below for dates and times. We have judging criteria, score forms and certificate templates available for use. When you arrive at the fair, you will sign in, find your colleagues and start judging at the appropriate time. When you are finished, you will meet up with your judging colleagues again, vote on the projects you believe deserve awards and, finally, turn the student names and the prizes that will be awarded into the fair coordinators.


Further information is available from the 2021 science fair coordinators. Their contact information follows:


Potomac Section Coordinator: Mark Tartaglia 240-401-5465; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


The following is a list of the five local fairs and dates along with the Potomac Section event coordinator. This event will be conducted virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The virtual platform will be announced at a later date.



  • Prince George’s Area Science Fair, March 5-12 ,2021.

   Coordinator: Kay Dietrich ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )





If you’re willing to inspire and be inspired by the local youth, please volunteer by registering on the Potomac Section website at the link below.

Events Registration Page