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Science Fair Review Committee Members Needed

The Loudoun County Regional Science & Engineering Fair (RSEF) is looking for volunteers to serve as members of the Science Review Committee (SRC) and Institutional Review Board (IRB). Members of the SRC/IRB are asked to review student science project proposals for their compliance with the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) rules.


The SRC/IRB review process begins in mid-October and continues until December each year.


Review board members should have a doctoral degree in biomedical science or, MD, DVM, DDS, PharmD or DO. 


Those interested in serving on the Loudoun RSEF SRC/IRB should contact Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) Science Supervisor and RSEF Director Odette Scovel by e-mail, or by phone at 571-252-1360.


ISEF categories for the 2020 RSEF are:

  • Animal Sciences
  • Behavioral & Social Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Biomedical & Health Sciences
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Cellular & Molecular Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computational Biology & Bioinformatics
  • Earth & Environmental Sciences
  • Embedded Systems
  • Energy: Chemical
  • Energy: Physical
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Materials Science
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology
  • Physics & Astronomy
  • Plant Sciences
  • Robotics & Intelligent Machines
  • Systems Software
  • Translational Medical Science

The ISEF web site ( has many additional resources that prospective SRC/IRB members might find useful.  The rules for pre-college science research also are posted on the site at and will be helpful for prospective committee members to review.