Science Fair | Symposium

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 31st annual Montana Tech Regional Science and Engineering Fair for high school students, and the 7th Annual Intermountain Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (IJSHS) for MT, ID, UT, & NV.

Top awards, scholarships, and other monetary prizes make our Science Fair the leader in the 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.

Montana Tech Regional Science & Engineering Fair

What: The Montana Tech Science and Engineering Fair is a science competition for high school students, which Montana Tech has hosted for 30 years.

When:  Division I: High School (9-12th grades) – Thursday, March 2, 2023

How: To compete in the Montana Tech Science and Engineering Fair, students will conduct independent research and register online to present their work to judges at the science fair. 

ISEF 2023: The Society for Science is thrilled to announce that the city of Dallas, Texas, will be hosting the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) 2023. The week-long event will be taking place from May 13-19, 2023.

Intermountain Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (IJSHS)

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

When: Thursday & Friday, March 2-3, 2023.

How:  To compete in the IJSHS, teachers or mentors must nominate students. Nominated students will submit their abstract and research paper for review, and the top 18 are invited to present their work to a panel of judges in a symposium format. Up to 42 additional students may participate in a 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. To learn more including deadlines, please visit the Student/Teacher page.

JSHS 2023: The 61st National JSHS will be held April 12-15, 2023, in Virginia Beach, VA. The National JSHS brings together 245 high school students who qualify by submitting and presenting original scientific research papers in regional symposium held at universities nationwide. Approximately 130 high school teachers, mentors, university faculty, military personnel, and others also attend and join in encouraging the future generation of scientists and engineers and celebrating student achievement in the sciences.