We are no longer accepting applications for judges for the 2015 iGEM competition.
Hello, and welcome to the new iGEM 2015 judging application form. We've created this form to simplify the process of applying to be a judge in iGEM. Judging is a great way to experience iGEM, see the Giant Jamboree, and interact with other senior members of the community behind the scenes.
Judging in iGEM is a lot of fun, but it does require a strong commitment. iGEM teams work incredibly hard on their projects over the summer, so we need judges who are also committed to work hard to evaluate them. If you can spend time learning about the judging process during the summer, evaluating team wikis the week before the Jamboree, and attending the Jamboree in September, we would love to have you on board!
Based on what we have learned over the past several years, we are making a few changes to simplify judging in 2015.
We are de-specializing judging, which will eliminate separate evaluation committees (e.g. poster, medal, practices). We will need judges who understand iGEM. We will provide educational resources to help judges learn how to evaluate teams, and we will help you get up to speed if you are selected.
We're looking for:
iGEM instructors and advisors
People who have judged iGEM in the past
People in the synthetic biology industry
Synthetic biology researchers who are new to iGEM
iGEM alumni who want to stay involved
If you have colleages who you think should apply, please send them the link to this form.
Lastly, I'm afraid that if you are a student on a 2015 iGEM team, you can't apply to be a judge this year. But you can apply when you graduate and become an iGEM alum!
Thank you for filling out this form. We look forward to picking a strong judging team for 2015.