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Center for STEM Education Volunteer Registration

The Center for STEM Education needs volunteers for our STEM events.  If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the Volunteer Registration below.


Select all the events you would like to volunteer for as per your availability. All events listed below take place on the campus of UNC Charlotte except as noted. Campus map



Date & Time


Region 6 Science and Engineering Fair: Project Safety and Display Check
  • Volunteers will do the safety and display check of the project boards.
  • Training will be provided on the day of the event. 

February 17, 2017 
5:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Region 6 Science and Engineering Fair: Project Safety and Display Check
  • Judges will do the interview and complete a rubric for all assigned project boards. 
February 18, 2017 
7:30 am to 1:00 pm

Science Olympiad

  • Volunteers will assist someone in conducting an event and grading it. 
  • For details on events visit http://www.sciencenc.com/events.php.
  • Division B & C for Science Olympiad. 

March 11, 2017
8:00 am to 3:00 pm

James H. Barnhardt Student Activity Center,
UNC Charlotte

Elementary Science Olympiad

  • Volunteers will assist someone in conducting an event and grading it. 
  • For details on events visit http://www.sciencenc.com/events.php.
  • Division A for Elementary Science Olympiad.

May 20, 2017
8:00 am to 2:00 pm

James H. Barnhardt Student Activity Center (SAC), UNC Charlotte

For Science Fair Judging:

If you have a specific requirement to be placed in a grade level or category, please select below accordingly. We will do our best to honor your selection. However, we may need to place you in any grade level and category as needed. 
  • Biological Science A: Animal Sciences, Plant Sciences, Microbiology
  • Biological Science B: Behavioral and Social Sciences, Biochemistry, Cellular & Molecular Biology, Plant Sciences
  • Chemistry: Chemistry, Biochemistry
  • Earth/Environmental Science: Earth & Environmental Sciences, Environmental Engineering, Energy: Chemical and Physical
  • Physics & Mathematics: Physics and Astronomy, Mathematics
  • Engineering: Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, Engineering Mechanics, Material Science
  • Technology: Embedded Systems, Robotics & Intelligent Machines, Systems Software

For Science Olympiad and Elementary Science Olympiad:

The events in Science Olympiad will be of the following two formats - Construction/Performance Format or  station format and a brief description for each is below 

For Construction/Performance Format:

  • It requires students to construct a device prior to the tournament.
  • It is very important for the event supervisor to be very familiar with the specifications for the device. 
  • Make special note of the events that require impounding.
  • If a device will not operate at all it is still important to record that the team did show up with their device and they should receive a participation point. 

For station format:

  • The teams involved would simply rotate through the event answering 1 to maybe 4 questions per station. Usually 10-15 stations are quite sufficient which means about 1 to 2 minutes per station.
  • If more teams are present than stations, simply have some teams wait to enter the rotation or there will be 2 sets of same stations and will run parallel.
  • Have all of the questions face down until you are ready to begin. It is important that no one has seen the questions before you begin.
  • Choose the length of time between locations and make sure that it remains exactly the same throughout the entire contest.The number of teams present determines the length of time.

List of Middle/High School Events and Description

Before submitting any information please read and accept the following terms and conditions.

On April 21, 1980, Governor Hunt signed Executive Order Number 48, which encourages State agencies (including UNC Charlotte) to enroll the services of volunteers and provides that such volunteers shall benefit from the same liability protections for their services to State agencies as State employees receive while in the course and scope of their employment. Executive Order Number 48 defines “volunteer” as “any person who provides goods or services to any state agency of his or her own free will and for no financial gain.” In order to be eligible as a volunteer, then, you will not be paid for providing any services to the Center for STEM Education. The Center for STEM Education may, however, reimburse you for expenses directly related to your volunteer services.

As a volunteer for the Center for STEM Education, you will be covered by the Tort Claims Act and the Defense of State Employees Act to the same extent as a University employee. The Defense of State Employees Act describes the conditions for legal representation of employees by the Attorney General and payment of judgment or settlement costs from State funds. The Tort Claims Act provides liability coverage up to $1,000,000 for any final judgment against a State employee. As a volunteer for the Center for STEM Education, you will also enjoy excess liability coverage. Excess liability coverage represents an amount of coverage above the limits of the Tort Claims Act. (Currently, excess liability coverage provides $5,000,000 per employee, $5,000,000 per occurrence, and $10,000,000 annual aggregate.)

You will not, however, be covered by the Worker’s Compensation Act for any injuries that you might suffer while in the course of volunteering for the Center for STEM Education. Nor will you be covered by the State Personnel Act or other provisions of law and regulations governing grievance procedures for State employees.  Executive Order Number 48 also requires that volunteers must “comply with the appropriate agency rules, regulations, and policies pertaining to conduct, record keeping, and any other policy necessary for the operating efficiency of the state agency.” Applicable University policies are available online at legal.uncc.edu/policies.


At the time of the event(s) you are volunteering for you will be asked to sign a form indicating your acceptance of the terms and conditions of the above stated arrangement. More information will be emailed closer to the event for registered volunteers.