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 29th annual Montana Tech Regional Science and Engineering Fair for middle and high school students, and the 5th Annual Intermountain Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (IJSHS) for MT, ID, UT, CO, NV, and also due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, a separate but simultaneous competition for the California – Southern Junior Science & Humanities Symposia. Junior Science & Humanities Symposia is 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 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 middle and high school students, which Montana Tech has hosted for 29 years.
When: Division I: High School (9-12th grades) – Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Division II: Middle School (5-8th grades) – Tuesday, March 2, 2021
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.
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: Wednesday & Thursday, March 3-4, 2021 held Virtually
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.