We need volunteers for the Science Fair

We are pleased to announce the 23nd Annual Zoetis-LPS-GSK Science Fair on Thursday, March 1, 2018.  The fair will be held at the Lancaster Event Center-Pavilion 1, 4100 No. 84th Street in Lincoln.

Once again, we expect nearly 600 fifth through eighth grade students to descend upon the Event Center eager to share their discoveries with the Lincoln community.  There will be mazes, chemical reactions, paper airplanes, and of course, no science fair would be complete without an erupting volcano or two.  In addition, we have invited over 60 special presenters from the greater Nebraska area who will entertain and educate all who attend through many hands-on activities.

All that is missing is YOU!  We need your help to make this science fair happen.  We need community members to serve as project judges, student assistants, and registration staff.  A description of the various volunteer positions is included with this mailing.

How can you register to help?  Just follow the steps listed below.  Please note… all registrations must be completed on-line by the volunteer.

If you would like to volunteer for the science fair, please follow these steps…

  1. Review the job descriptions for the various volunteer positions.  Descriptions are included in this letter.
  2. Access the volunteer registration form directly HERE or go to  (type in keyword Science) which will bring up the LPS Science homepage.  Scroll down to the bottom where you’ll see Click here to be a volunteer listed under 2018 Zoetis-LPS-GSK Science Fair.   
  3. Complete the registration form and submit it.  Periodically, we will be sending out an email to all registrants indicating that we’ve received your registration.

Please respond by February 16th.   If you have any questions, please contact me at 402-436-1140 or  Or you may contact James Blake (

Science Fair Volunteer Positions 

Project JudgeOur greatest need!  (5:00pm-until completion)
Review six to eight student projects.  Utilizing a uniform judging form, you will discuss the project with the students to see what they have learned.  (A refresher training session for judges will be held the night of the fair beginning at 4:30 pm at the Lancaster Event Center.)

Judge Registration→  (4:00-6:00 pm)
Greet judges as they arrive at the fair site.  You will also distribute judging forms, clipboards, and supplies to judges.

Information Table & Volunteer Registration→ (3:45-5:45 pm or 5:45-7:45 pm)
Greet all ‘non-judging’ volunteers.  You would also register all students who did not complete their registration through their school.  You will also help answer questions for our participants and visitors.

Student Registration→ (3:45-6:00 pm)
Distribute nametags, project numbers, and table assignments to all student participants.

T-Shirt Distribution→ (3:45- 6:00 pm)
Distribute t-shirts to our student participants.

Table Guide→  A High Need for volunteers! (3:45-6:00 pm)
Assist students in finding their assigned table location on the floor.

Judging Form Review→  (6:15-8:15 pm)
Review each judging form for mathematical accuracy, organize forms and possible data entry.

Published: January 19, 2018, Updated: January 19, 2018