Welcome to the Montana Tech Regional Science & Engineering Fair

Important Dates & Times

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Welcome to the 2022 Montana Tech Regional Science and Engineering Fair.

Division 2 5th-8th Grades Tuesday March 1, 2022

Division 1 9th-12th Grades Thursday March 3, 2022

You will find everything you need on this site to register,
enter your project and follow along through the judging and awards process.

To begin, create an Account then continue
to create your Profile as either a
Student, Teacher, Judge, Volunteer or School.

Completely fill out your profile information!
This information is used for all Pre-Fair Updates, Notifications &
Post-Fair Award notifications.

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The 2022 Montana Tech Regional Science & Engineering Fair
Division 2 Tuesday March 1st

&

Division 1 Thursday March 3rd.

MTU Science Fair Rules and Regulations.pdf

Please read this information on what is needed from you to compete in this years fair, and to enable you to advance to State, National or International Fairs. 

All documents and links to videos (google drive, YouTube, etc.) must be saved as a pdf for uploading.

DIVISION 2 (5th-8th grade)

Division 2 projects are required to submit a completed MTU Science Fair Research Compliance and Photo Release.pdf, a short description of the project (2-3 sentences is adequate), a Quad_Chart (this can be a photograph of the poster board that they presented at the fair), & and an optional 2-minute Presentation Video along with an optional 1-minute demonstration video (the videos are used in the Project Showcase for public viewing after the fair has been completed).


DIVISION 1 (9th-12th grade)

The Montana Tech Regional Science & Engineering Fair is affiliated with the Regeneron International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF).

All Division 1 Projects must follow all ISEF rules and requirements, submit a completed MTU Science Fair Research Compliance and Photo Release.pdfa Research Paper, all required ISEF forms, a Quad_Chart (this can be a photograph of the poster board that they presented at the fair) and submit an optional 2-minute Presentation Video along with an optional 1-minute demonstration video (the videos are used in the Project Showcase for public viewing after the fair has been completed).

All Division 1 projects will be inspected by the Display and Safety Committee.

 

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WELCOME

The 2022 Montana Tech Regional Science & Engineering Fair
Division 2 Tuesday March 1st

&

Division 1 Thursday March 3rd.

Montana Tech understands your challenges working with young scientists, and we remain committed to assisting you in guiding your students through the research and dissemination process. 

Please read this information on what is needed from you to compete in this years fair, and to enable you to advance to State, National or International Fairs. 

All documents and links to videos (google drive, YouTube, etc.) must be saved as a pdf for uploading.

DIVISION 2 (5th-8th grade)

Division 2 projects are required to submit a completed 2022 Research Compliance + Photo Release, a short description of the project (2-3 sentences is adequate), a Quad_Chart (this can be a photograph of the poster board that they presented at the fair), & and an optional 2-minute Presentation Video along with an optional 1-minute demonstration video (the videos are used in the Project Showcase for public viewing after the fair has been completed).


DIVISION 1 (9th-12th grade)

The Montana Tech Regional Science & Engineering Fair is affiliated with the Regeneron International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF).

All Division 1 Projects must follow all ISEF rules and requirements, submit a completed 2022 Research Compliance + Photo Releasea Research Paper, all required ISEF forms, a Quad_Chart (this can be a photograph of the poster board that they presented at the fair) and submit an optional 2-minute Presentation Video along with an optional 1-minute demonstration video (the videos are used in the Project Showcase for public viewing after the fair has been completed).

All Division 1 projects will be inspected by the Display and Safety Committee.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How can I help my students prepare for science fair and symposium?

It is best to start early! One brilliant idea from one of the teachers in our region is to start a few class research projects at the beginning of the school year, and have students make observations and collect data on these small projects. As soon as a student asks a question – help guide them to a science project idea.

Here is a rough schedule guide to help you and your students stay on the track to successful projects:

September – October: Make Observations, Develop Hypotheses & Methods

  • Students make observations and brainstorm ideas, conduct a literature search, develop testable hypotheses, write up a short research proposal, create a research schedule on a calendar to plan around athletic and academic commitments.

November – December: Find a Mentor, Collect Data

  • Help students connect with a mentor who works in their field of interest. Keep in mind that students might not have experience interacting with professional scientists and will need guidance on communication and follow-through.
  • Students begin research and data collection.
  • Make sure students receive prior approval from our Scientific Review Committee (SRC) if conducting work with hazardous materials or vertebrate animals; and the Institutional Review Board (IRB) if doing a study involving human subjects. See Society for Science & the Public (SSP) website & rules wizard for guidance.

December – January: Analyze Data, Write Research Paper

  • Students analyze and interpret data, write a research paper.
  • Help students interpret their data and encourage them to compare their results to research done by other scientists in their field of interest, assist students with organizing and formatting their research paper and teach them about scientific references.

February: Communicate Findings

  • Students finish data analysis and interpretation, design poster board.
  • Help students practice communicating their project importance, hypotheses, research methods, results, conclusions, and discussion/future work.

What are the benefits to students who compete in science fair and symposium?

Science fair and symposium students have the opportunity to engage in a scientific topic they are interested in. Students have the opportunity to meet other young scientists, work with professional scientists, and be rewarded for their efforts. In addition, they will gain skill and confidence in communicating technical concepts.

How can teachers benefit from science fair and symposium?

Teachers can engage students in science and engineering practices, while teaching crosscutting concepts. At the fair and symposium, teachers have the opportunity to meet other motivated science teachers, and be rewarded for their efforts in guiding the next generation of brilliant scientists.

How can I be more involved?

We are always appreciative of the many folks who volunteer. Please ask at ScienceFair@mtech.edu how you or someone you know can help. 

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The 2022 Montana Tech Regional Science & Engineering Fair
Division 2 Tuesday March 1st

&

Division 1 Thursday March 3rd.

     Our fairs serve over 500 Middle and High School students from 17 Western Montana Counties and this year, an additional 8 counties from the Hi-Line Fair.
     For that reason, we are reaching out to educators who teach within our region and professionals in industry for assistance in providing these future leaders with the highest level of quality, knowledgeable judges.
     Historically we need 200 judges for the Middle School Fair on March 1st, and 100 judges for the High School Fair on March 3rd.
     The success of the Intermountain Junior Science & Humanities Symposium depends greatly on quality judging by generous volunteers. We appreciate all of your time and effort. Thank you!
     Please look over the 
Division 1 & 2 Judge Scoring Sheet.pdf.

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