The annual Jersey Shore Science Fair, a prelude to the big Delaware Valley Science Fair, is looking for a few more judges.

The annual event is scheduled for March 19 at Richard Stockton College in Galloway Township.   More than 600 students from 39 schools in Atlantic, Cape May, Ocean and Monmouth counties have already registered, and all those entries have to be judged by people with some science background.

Typically judges have been teachers, and employees from the nearby FAA Tech Center and engineering and science-related businesses. The fair covers all science topics, so many areas of expertise are welcomed.  Judges work in teams, reviewing the entries and interviewing students.

There's a lot of emphasis nationally on STEM or Science, Technology, Engineering and Math as being crucial to our future. Science fairs help students discover if this is what they love to do. But they need adult support.  So if you think you might be interested, click here for more information.