60th Annual Montana Science Fair to Showcase High School, Middle School Projects

March 04, 2015

MISSOULA – High school and middle school students from across Montana will present their research findings during the 60th annual Montana Science Fair Monday and Tuesday, March 16-17, at the University of Montana’s Adams Center. 

Registration and exhibit set up will occur from 8 a.m. to noon on Monday while judging of student projects will occur between 1 and 4:30 p.m. The exhibits will be open for public viewing from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, and from 8 to 9 a.m. on Tuesday. The awards ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the George and Jane Dennison Theatre. 

More than $15,000 in prizes will be awarded to student participants, including cash awards, scholarships and all-expense-paid trips. The grand-award winners from the Montana Science Fair and Montana’s regional fairs will go on to compete at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair held Sunday through Friday, May 10-15, in Pittsburgh. 

Montana’s delegates for the National Youth Science Camp, a monthlong science education program that honors two high school seniors from each state, also will be announced.

The UM College of Humanities and Sciences, the UM President’s Office and the Missoula Exchange Club sponsor the Montana Science Fair, as do other members of the UM campus, Missoula community and individuals. 

More than 250 judges, including UM staff, students, faculty and community professionals, volunteer their time to judge student exhibits. 

For more information call Science Fair Director Earle Adams at 406-243-4196, email earle.adams@mso.umt.edu or email Assistant Director Desirae Ware at desirae.ware@mso.umt.edu. More information is also available online at http://cas.umt.edu/mtsciencefair

Contact: Earle Adams, director, Montana Science Fair, 406-243-4196, earle.adams@mso.umt.edu; Desirae Ware, assistant director, Montana Science Fair, desirae.ware@mso.umt.edu.