The 2016 Central New Mexico Science and Engineering Research Challenge is looking for volunteer regional judges for the upcoming competition.

There will be a judging information session on Friday, March 18 at 6:45 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Johnson Center on UNM’s main campus.

Volunteers with research and/or work experience in engineering, mathematics, computer science, botany, environmental science, psychology, chemistry, physics or biology are highly desirable.

Those interested can sign up online. After signing up, more information will be emailed at the beginning of March.

Nearly 500 middle and high school students from across Central New Mexico are expected to compete.

For questions or more information, contact Erin Garcia at 277-4916 or