Affiliate Sponsor Judge User Manual

Thank you for your interest in volunteering as an Affiliate Sponsor Judge at the Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair (PRSEF).  The Carnegie Science Center and all of the PRSEF students appreciate your support. We couldn’t make this event happen without you! 

Affiliate Sponsor Judge Role

Affiliated Sponsor judges represent sponsors from the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). The Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair (PRSEF) is a regional science fair affiliated with Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). Affiliated sponsor awards are presented at PRSEF based on criteria received from Regeneron ISEF and their sponsors.  For example, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration provides certificates and medallions to the projects that emphasize NOAA’s mission to understand and predict changes in Earth’s environment and conserve and manage coastal and marine resources to meet our Nation’s economic, social and environmental needs. 

Affiliate Sponsor Judges are assigned a specific award to choose a winner for. Using a combination of reviewing student abstracts, previewing project submissions and interviewing students, the judges evaluate all students whose projects fit the criteria set by the sponsor and choose the winner of the award.  Affiliate Sponsor Judges may evaluate projects in any division or category based on the criteria listed for each affiliated sponsor and grant awards accordingly.

Registering to be an Affiliate Sponsor Judge

If you already have an account at, log in and look for the Judge/Volunteer Registration widget on the right side of your screen. Select “Affiliate Sponsor Judge” and then click on the red “Register” button. Continue to the next step in the user manual – Complete your registration.

If you do not have an account at yet, you will need to create an account.   You can click on “Register to Be a Judge or Volunteer here” or you can go directly to to create your account.

Enter your name and the email address you would like us to use to contact you with fair information. The email address you enter here will also be the username you will use to access the system in the future. Next choose your password.

From the “Registration Type” drop down menu, choose “Affiliate Sponsor Judge” and then click the “I’m not a robot” box.  Click on the red “Register” box to continue.

Complete your registration

On the registration page, you will see additional information fields like your phone number and your job title. 

Confirm your contact information, then click on the red “Submit Registration” button.

You will receive a confirmation email from CSC STEMisphere at CSC STEMisphereInfo at STEMisphereInfo@CarnegieScienceCenter.Org. Check the email address you entered during registration. Please check your junk mail folder if you do not see this email.  All other fair information will come from the email address or 

Changing your information

If you need to change your email address or phone number,go to and log in. Scroll down to Update Information and make the necessary changes. Click on the red “Update” button.

Unregistering to judge

While we appreciate your volunteering to judge at the fair, we understand the sometimes plans change and you will not be able to participate as you originally intended. If you need to cancel your registration, go to and log in.  Enter the reason you need to unregister and then click on the red “Unregister” button.   

Filling multiple roles If you are filling more than one role (Parent and Affiliate Sponsor Judge for example), you will need to switch between profiles to access all of the applicable forms and functionality. To move between profiles, look to the horizontal menu bar just below the black and white speckled area. Click on “Registrations / Forms” and then on “Judge Registration” to access your Affiliate Sponsor Judge profile or click on “Manage Role Name Forms” to switch to a different role.