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Montana Tech Regional Science & Engineering Fair

Division II Awards

Montana Tech Announces Regional Science Fair

The 32nd annual Montana Tech Regional Division II Science Fair was held Monday February 27th.  The Tech campus hosted over 375 students from 23 schools across southwest Montana. The 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.

“We had such an amazing day – the students’ hard work, dedication, and enthusiasm is not only contagious but shows through their projects! I am extremely proud of each and every student who came to the fair and presented their work. They are what makes the science fair!  We hope to see all the students return to the Tech fair again next year,” said Amanda Shroyer, Science Fair Director. “We are especially grateful for the many judges from Montana Tech and the community, the people who volunteered their time and expertise, volunteers who helped behind the scenes to make the fair a success, and to the parents, teachers, mentors, and school admiration who guided and supported the students.”

Our major sponsors, Montana Tech, the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation, Northwestern Energy, Talen Energy, and Montana Learning Center contributed to make this year’s fair a success. Their contributions help fund the fair, feed our amazing judges, and support the “Top-6 trip” for the fair’s top six projects. In addition, many businesses, organizations, and individuals contributed by sponsoring special awards for which the special awards are named in the awards program.

Montana Tech’s fair is one of the five regional fairs in Montana, and is known for its high quality judges and the enormous volume of community sponsored prizes awarded to young researchers. “A significant amount of money, time, and expertise is invested in administering the science fair.  From early outreach, to day-of operations, to bringing the winning students to other fairs and competitions, the work is taken seriously.  Montana Tech is proud to live up to its obligation of fostering and advancing the scientific interests of area youth,” said Amy Verlanic, Executive Director, of the Institute for Educational Opportunities.

The top six project winners will have the opportunity to participate in an all-expense paid five-day hands-on science camp at Montana Learning Center. The winners are Sam Lane (Townsend Middle School); Macey Bauman (Townsend Middle School); Rebekah Cook (Ennis School); Ella Lee (Ennis School); Jakob Ritzdorf (Kalispell Middle School); and Cami Yovich (Chief Joseph Middle School).

 

For more information, please contact Amanda Shroyer at ashroyer@mtech.edu.

Download the Division II awards booklet here.