Students to Present Projects at 62nd Annual Montana Science Fair at UM

March 21, 2017

MISSOULA – High school and middle school students from across Montana will present their research findings during the 62nd annual Montana Science Fair on Monday, March 27, at the University of Montana’s Adams Center.

Registration and exhibit setup runs from 8 a.m. to noon and will coincide with the UM STEAM Lounge, where UM researchers and scientists will host hands-on activities for students, teachers and parents. 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. and again from 8 to 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 28.

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-expenses-paid trips. The grand award winners from the Montana Science Fair and Montana’s regional fairs advance to compete at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair held May 14-19 in Los Angeles. 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, UM’s College of Humanities and Sciences, and UM Health & Medicine, as well as a variety of other campus, community and individuals sponsor the Montana Science Fair. More than 300 judges, including UM faculty, staff, students and community professionals volunteer their time from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. to judge student exhibits.

A full schedule of events is posted online at For more information visit; call Montana Science Fair Director Earle Adams at 406-830-7620 or email; or call Assistant Director Desirae Ware at 406-243-4325 or email


Contact: Earle Adams, director, Montana Science Fair, 406-830-7620,; Desirae Ware, assistant director, Montana Science Fair, 406-243-4325,