Thank you to all the judges who helped with the 2013 BEST Medicine Engineering Fair.
We could not deliver such a unique event without you!

BEST Medicine is looking for volunteers to help judge the 2014 science fair. Excellent judging candidates would be high school and junior high school science teachers, university science professors, scientists, medical professionals and other professionals with a deep scientific knowledge, and passion. There will be one judge for every ten projects on the day of the event, and judges should expect to contribute approximately two hours of their time for the fair.

Judges will evaluate projects during the event, with students available to answer questions regarding their projects. Projects will be rated according to specifications provided, and will follow the following scale:

Best Medicine Judging Criteria (points)

Individual Team
Knowledge Achieved 10 10
Use of Scientific Method or Technological Design 10 10
Originality & Creativity 10 10
Clarity of expression and/or Teamwork 10 10


Interested in volunteering as a judge for the 2014 fair?  Email to be added to our email distribution list.


Day of Event Information

Judges may leave immediately following the judging of projects portion of the event, but we welcome you to stay for lunch!

  • Arrive at 8:30 a.m.
  • Judges Meeting at 9:00 a.m.
  • Judging Begins at 9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.


National Inventors Hall of Fame® STEM School
Address: 199 S. Broadway St. Akron, OH 44308
Web link:

We will have two available entries to the building:

  • The front (west) entrance at 199 Broadway
  • The back (east) entrance (facing the railroad tracks) which you can access by the Quaker Square Entrance on Broadway

What is held here?

  • Judging of Student Poster Displays
  • Teacher Workshops
  • Hands- on Demonstrations
  • Informational Booths

Quaker Station- Quaker Square Inn at The University of Akron Hotel
Address: 135 South Broadway, Akron, Ohio (OH) 44325-9002
Web link:
Directions: The Quaker Station is behind the hotel and within walking distance from the NIHF STEM School.

What is held here?

  • Lunch
  • Key Note Presentation
  • Awards Ceremony

FREE Parking is available in the Morley Health Parking Deck.  The entrance is off of South Broadway Street, just north of the National Inventors Hall of Fame® STEM School.

Additional Parking is available in the Quaker Square Parking Lot.  The entrance is off of East Bowery Street, behind the Quaker Square Building.  Additional parking can be found across Mill Street from Quaker Square, accessed via south Summit Street.