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IMPORTANT PROJECT RULES

Before experimentation begins, the Montana Region II Science and Engineering Fair Institutional Review Board (IRB) or Scientific Review Committee (SRC) must review and approve most projects involving human participants, vertebrate animals, and potentially hazardous biological agents. Note: If a project involves the testing of a student designed invention, prototype or concept by a human, an IRB review and approval may be required prior to experimentation. Please expect three to five working days for the local IRB/SRC to review your submission. See Human Participants Rules for details. For more information, visit https://student.societyforscience.org/rules-all-projects.

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR PROJECTS FOR REVIEW TO LEANNE FROST AT leanne.frost@gfcmsu.edu


REGISTRATION

Registration for all Region II Science and Engineering Fairs will open on Monday, February 12, 2018.
Students will be able to register through Thursday, March 8, 2018.


High School Science & Engineering Fair

Grades 9-12

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Great Falls College MSU - 2100 16th Avenue South - Great Falls, MT

The Montana Region II High School Science and Engineering Fair is one of five regional science fairs in Montana and is affiliated with the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF). The top two grand award project winners from the Montana Region II Science and Engineering Fair go on to compete at Intel ISEF. The 2017 event will take place in Los Angeles, California on May 14-19. ISEF is a program of the Society for Science and the Public, the world's largest international pre-college science competition.

Registration Costs - $10/student

Quick Links

Project Rules and Criteria

Schedule of Events (Coming Soon)

Student Registration (Opens February 12, 2018; Closes March 8, 2018)

Judge/Volunteer Registration (Closed)


Middle School Science Fair

Grades 6-8

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Great Falls College MSU - 2100 16th Avenue South - Great Falls, MT

The Montana Region II Middle School Science Fair takes place on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at Great Falls College MSU. It is affiliated with the Broadcom MASTERS Fair, a program of the Society for Science & the Public. BroadcomMASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering Rising Stars), is the premier science and engineering competition for middle school students. The top award winner - both individual and team projects - from the Montana Region II Science and Engineering Fair will be nominated to enter the Broadcom MASTERS national competition.

Registration Costs - $10/student

Quick Links

Project Rules and Criteria

Schedule of Events (Coming Soon)

Student Registration (Opens February 12, 2018; Closes March 8, 2018)

Judge/Volunteer Registration (Closed)


Elementary Science Fair

Grades K-5

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Great Falls College MSU - 2100 16th Avenue South - Great Falls, MT

The Montana Region II Elementary Science Fair allows students in grades K-5 to experience the competition of the science fair. The elementary school projects expose students to a broad range of scientific inquiry and give them the tools and knowledge needed to answer questions about the world around them. Student projects open the door to important concepts in physical and biological sciences.

Registration Costs - $5/student

Quick Links

Project Rules and Criteria

Schedule of Events (Coming Soon)

Student Registration (Opens February 12, 2018; Closes March 8, 2018)

Judge/Volunteer Registration (Closed)


Judges Participation

We are inviting anyone with an interest in science and kids to become one of 250 judges. For your commitment and help with this event, we will provide breakfast and lunch. You will judge between 6-8 projects. If you are interested, please contact Charla Merja at 771-4301 or charla.merja@gfcmsu.edu.

You may sign up to judge the high school or middle school fairs on Thursday, March 15, and the elementary fair on Tuesday, March 13.

  • Middle and High School Judges Schedule
  • Elementary Judges Schedule

Region II Science and Engineering Fair participants frequently wonder how their projects will be evaluated by the judges. The awards and criteria used by the judges may be found at the links below.


2017 Fair Results

Media Coverage

Students Showcase Science Skills
Region II Science Fair Features Experiments Inspired by Everyday Life
Science Fair Inspires STEM Students
Science and Engineering Fair Results

Thank you to our generous sponsors for making the 2017 fair such a great success!

Dr. Baker Science for Kids Foundation Chevron 3Rivers Communications
First Interstate Bank Stockman Bank KW Insurance
TD&H Engineering Morrison Maierle Independence Bank
Brown, Fichtner and Associates Cut Bank Tire Electric City Coffee
Super 1 Foods Walmart Great West Engineering

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Contact Information:

Dr. Leanne Frost
Great Falls College MSU
2100 16th Avenue South
Great Falls, MT 59405
406-771-4372
leanne.frost@gfcmsu.edu
Institutional Review Board
Leanne Frost, Ed.D.
General Education, Business, Technology, and Transfer Division Director
Brenda Canine, Ph.D.
Instructional Designer/NANSLO Lab Manager
Daniel Casmier, Ph.D.
Chemistry Faculty
Elfriede Neber, M.S.
Behavioral Science Faculty
Russel Motschenbacher, M.S.N.
Nursing Program Director/Faculty
Scientific Review Committee
Leanne Frost, Ed.D.
General Education, Business, Technology, and Transfer Division Director
Brenda Canine, Ph.D.
Instructional Designer/NANSLO Lab Manager
Daniel Casmier, Ph.D.
Chemistry Faculty
Raimund Hahn, M.S.
Registered Professional Geologist