Students to Present Projects at 61st Annual Montana Science Fair at UM

March 09, 2016

MISSOULA – About 600 high school and middle school students from across the state will present their research findings during the 61st annual Montana Science Fair on Monday and Tuesday, March 21-22, at the University of Montana Adams Center.

Registration and exhibit setup will take place from 8 a.m. to noon Monday, and student projects will be judged from 1 and 4:30 p.m. Exhibits will be open for public viewing from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and from 8 to 9 a.m. Tuesday. The awards ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday in UM’s Dennison Theatre.

More than $15,000 in prizes will be awarded to student participants, including cash awards, scholarships and all-expenses-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 May 8-13 in Phoenix. 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.

UM, the College of Humanities and Sciences, and the President’s Office, as well as a variety of campus, community and individuals, sponsor the Montana Science Fair. More than 250 judges, including UM staff, students, faculty and community professionals, also volunteer their time from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to judge the exhibits.

For more information visit or contact Science Fair Director Earle Adams (406-243-4196, or Assistant Director Desirae Ware (406-243-4725,

Contact: Earle Adams, director, Montana Science Fair, 406-243-4196,; Desirae Ware, assistant director, Montana Science Fair, 406-243-4725,