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Contact

Science Fair Director

Amanda Shroyer

Montana Tech
1300 West Park
Butte, MT 59701
406.496.4878 (w)
307.899.0134 (c)
ashroyer@mtech.edu

Registration

Amanda Shroyer

Montana Tech
1300 West Park
Butte, MT 59701
406.496.4878 (w)
307.899.0134 (c)
ashroyer@mtech.edu

Judges

Matt Sargent

Montana Tech
1300 West Park
Butte, MT 59701
406.565.6987 (c)
msargent@mtech.edu

About Science Fair & Symposium

The Montana Tech Institute for Educational Opportunities is excited to host two great events that inspire and reward students for their investigations in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). We will host the 26th annual Montana Tech Science and Engineering Fair for middle and high school students, and again this year, we will host the Intermountain Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (IJSHS), a regional research paper and symposium competition for high school students.

Top awards, scholarships, and other monetary prizes make our Science Fair the leader in number of awards given in the state of Montana. In addition to great prizes, the regional, state, and international fairs enhance students’ resumes as they apply for colleges and future careers.

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Science Fair

What:    The Montana Tech Science and Engineering Fair is a science competition for middle and high school students, which Montana Tech has hosted for 26 years.

When:    Division II: Middle School (5-8th grades) – Monday, February 27, 2017

               Division I: High School (9-12th grades) – Tuesday, February 28, 2017

How:     To compete in the Montana Tech Science and Engineering Fair, students will conduct independent research and register online by February 17, 2017 at 12:00pm to present their work to judges at the science fair. See registration page for details.

At the Montana Tech Science & Engineering Fair, we present many awards and trips for our winners, including:

  • The top 10 middle school students earn an all-expenses paid field trip where they further explore science at its best (and most fun!).
  • The top 3 high school winners earn an all-expenses paid trip to compete in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Intermountain Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (IJSHS) 

What:    The IJSHS is a research paper and symposium competition for high school students conducting original science research. The IJSHS also features events such as a keynote speaker, lab tours, a welcome and awards banquets for students and teachers. 

When:    Tuesday, February 28 and Wednesday, March 1, 2017

How:     To compete in the IJSHS, teachers must nominate students by December 16, 2016. Students submit their research papers to our office by January 9, 2017 and the top 18 are invited to present their work to a panel of judges in symposium format. Up to 42 additional students may participate in a non-competitive poster session. Teachers of selected students may also attend. Symposium attendees will participate in lab tours, a keynote speaker presentation, and welcome and awards banquet dinners. Teachers may also participate in discussions about engaging students in STEM. See registration page for details.

At IJSHS, we present the following awards:

     • The top 5 winners advance to the national competition in Washington D.C.

     • The top 3 winners are awarded scholarships of $2,000, $1500, and $1,000.

     • One teacher is awarded $500 for advancing student participation in research.