Montana Science Fair Set for March 18 at UM

February 25, 2019

MISSOULA – High school and middle school students from across Montana will present their research findings during the 64th annual Montana Science Fair on Monday, March 18, at the University of Montana Adams Center.

Registration and exhibit set up will take place from 8 a.m. to noon, and this coincides with the UM STEAM Lounge, where UM researchers and scientists will host hands-on activities for parents, teachers and students. Student projects will be judged from 1 and 4:30 p.m., and the exhibits will be open for public viewing from 7 to 9 p.m.

On Tuesday, March 19, the public can view the projects from 8 to 9 a.m., and the awards ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. in UM’s Dennison Theatre.

More than $15,000 in prizes will be awarded to student winners, including cash awards, scholarships and all-expense-paid trips. The grand award winners from the Montana Science Fair and Montana’s regional fairs will then compete at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair May 12-17 in Phoenix. Montana’s delegates to the National Youth Science Camp, a monthlong science education program that honors two high school seniors from each state, also will be announced.

UM sponsors the Montana Science Fair with support from a variety of campus and community groups and individuals. More than 300 judges, including UM staff, students, faculty and community professionals, also volunteer their time.

Judges are still needed. Sign up using the “Judges & Volunteers” button at A full schedule of events also is online at

For more information visit or reach out to Science Fair Director Earle Adams (406-830-7620, or coordinator Michelle Quinn (406-243-4866,


Contact: Earle Adams, Montana Science Fair director, 406-830-7620,; Michelle Quinn, Montana Science Fair coordinator, 406-243-4866,