Science Fair Judges Needed!

The Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair (MSSEF) is looking for more than 300 judges to donate their time to evaluate middle and high school students’ independent research projects in science and engineering.

Now in its 63rd year, the annual statewide fair will feature projects of hundreds of students from across the Commonwealth. The event is Friday, May 4 at MIT in Cambridge, MA from 10am-5:30pm.

Judges are required to hold a four-year college degree in a science or technology subject, or work in a related field. Individuals interested in judging may register online.

User ID: your email address
Password: your password

User ID: will be your email address
Password: you choose
Registration Code: atmit

Registered Judges will receive a confirmation email with detailed information prior to May 4, 2012.
For assistance, email or call 617-491-1500

Volunteers Needed for Seabird Monitoring

The Seabird Ecological Assessment Network (SEANET) at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University is an ongoing project assessing seabird mortality along the eastern seaboard of the United States.  SEANET needs volunteers to help monitoring seabirds on the coast!

Volunteers walk an assigned 1Km stretch of beach once or twice a month for at least a year, record environmental data, and report both dead and live birds seen on the beach.  These data are used to establish a baseline for unusual marine bird mortality events caused by natural (e.g., hurricanes) and human-induced events (e.g., oil spills). Monitoring seabirds can help us understand the overall health of an ecosystem and what it means for the animals and people who use the beach. SEANET data is entirely volunteer generated. If you are interested in either volunteering or helping get the word out about SEANET, contact: or 508-887-4933 . For more information on SEANET’s work, visit