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Montana Tech Science Fairs Coming Up

The annual Montana Tech Regional Division II Science and Engineering Fair will be held Monday, March 3rd at Montana Tech’s HPER building and the Montana Tech Regional Division I Science Engineering Fair on Tuesday March 11th at Montana Tech’s Student Union Building.   Montana Tech plans to host over 600 students and teachers from schools across western Montana. Montana Tech’s Science and Engineering Fair is one of the five recognized ISEF (International Science and Engineering Fair) in Montana.  This regional fair is known throughout the state for the high quality of judges that participate and the number of community sponsored awards for these student researchers. 

Montana Tech Regional Science & Engineering Fair stimulates an active student interest in science and engineering, provides an exceptional experience for students through exposure to professional level judges, provides public recognition of talented students for their independent research efforts, and an increased public awareness of the importance of science education in our society. Over 600 Southwestern Montana students participate in the Tech fair annually. Competitive science fair programs are a critical first element in presenting to students in grades 5 through 12 the opportunities and excitement present in science and engineering careers.  The key to the success of these fairs is instilling in students a feeling of accomplishment and peer connection to their fellow competitors. To ensure that each of our participating students has a quality experience, the fair must recruit over 200 judges to visit one on one with students regarding their research.  On Monday, March 3rd, judging is a half-day commitment, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM for elementary students or 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM for junior high students.  On Tuesday, March 11th, judges will be needed from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM to judge the high school fair and this fair requires an advanced degree.  If you can contribute three hours or more on Monday, March 3rd or Tuesday, March 11th toward this worthwhile cause, please contact Bernie Phelps, Judges Chair, at 496.4565 or bphelps@mtech.edu.

On March 3rd and 11th, the Regional Science Fair and Engineering Fair will be open to the public after 5:00 pm for viewing. 

To learn more about Montana Tech’s Regional Science & Engineering Fair, please visit the Institute for Educational Opportunities website at http://institute.mtech.edu/ or contact Kehli K. Hazlett, Montana Tech Regional Science and Engineering Director, at 406.496.4691 or at KHazlett@mtech.edu.