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Science Fair Director

Amy Verlanic

Montana Tech
1300 West Park
Butte, MT 59701
406.496.4289 (w)
406.491.0766 (c)

Science Fair Co-Director

Bernie Phelps

Montana Tech
1300 West Park
Butte, MT 59701
406.496.4565 (w)


Tammy Gordon

Montana Tech
1300 West Park
Butte, MT 59701
406.496.4136 (w)

Montana   Tech   Regional   Science   &   Engineering   Fair

Display   &   Safety   Regulations

Division II - Grades 5-8

These regulations are for Division II only. We try and keep Display and Safety Regulations in compliance with the International Fair.


  1. Living Organisms except dried plant material
  2. Taxidermy specimens or parts
  3. Preserved vertebrate or invertebrate animals (including embryos)
  4. Human/Animal parts or body fluid
  5. Poisons, drugs, controlled or hazardous substances, or devices
  6. Dry ice or sublimating solids (solids which vaporize to a gas without passing through a liquid phase)
  7. Sharp items (syringes, needles, pipettes)
  8. Flames or highly flammable display materials
  9. Empty tanks that previously contained combustible liquids or gases
  10. Batteries with open top cells
  11. Awards, medals, business cards
  12. Photographs depicting vertebrate animals in other-than-normal conditions (surgical techniques, dissection, necropsies)

CAN DISPLAY - *In totally enclosed containers:

  1. Soil samples
  2. Dried plant material
  3. Human/Animal food
  4. Teeth, hair, nails, dried animal bones, histological dry mount sections, and wet mount tissue solids
  5. Water and non-corrosive, non-toxic, and non-odorous aqueous solutions, and edible oils

*A totally enclosed container is one that is constructed of glass or plastic and has a secure lid or top, or plastic films that can be sealed.

DISPLAY ONLY - cannot be operated:

  1. Small mechanical devices provided they present absolutely no hazard to viewers
  2. Class III and IV Lasers
  3. Devices requiring voltage over 125 volts


Division I - Grades 9-12

Please see the 2018 International Science and Engineering Fair display and safety regulations. Displays must not exceed 30" (depth) x 48" (width) x 108" (height).