March 20, 2018


Science Expo Engaging Youth in Scientific Pursuit


Public welcome at 2018 Science Expo

MSU Billings, MSUB Foundation, and Billings Clinic co-produce Science Expo March 23-24



Shannon Wilcox, Director of University Communications and Marketing at MSU Billings, (406) 657-2243,


MSU BILLINGS NEWS SERVICES — Students, families and STEM supporters are invited to attend the 30th Science Expo on Saturday, March 24 at the Alterowitz Gymnasium on the MSU Billings campus. From 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. the public can view science fair projects submitted by students in grades 1-12 from a 24-county region in Eastern Montana.


This is a free, family-friendly event. There will be a chemistry magic show by the MSU Billings Chemistry Club at 1:30 p.m.


Sanctioned by the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair, the Science Expo is the largest science fair in the region. More than 350 students will compete in various categories, from plant and animal science to robotics and intelligent machines.


Judging takes place Friday, March 23, and the Science Expo concludes with an awards ceremony Saturday late afternoon.


Thanks to many generous sponsors including MSU Billings, MSUB Foundation, Billings Clinic, ExxonMobil, Sibanye Stillwater, Billings Gazette, KULR 8 News, and other contributors, Science Expo winners may receive gifts, cash prizes, awards, or scholarships. High school senior participants qualify for a grand prize, all-expenses-paid trip to the international competition in May in Pittsburgh, Penn.


The Science Expo is still seeking judges to assist with the event. No science background is required, and judges can register online at Please submit registrations on or before Thursday, March 22.


“MSU Billings and the MSUB Foundation are advocates for students and their pursuit of STEM careers,” said Bill Kennedy, MSUB Foundation President and CEO. “The Science Expo is an excellent opportunity to unite as a community in support of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.”


The community is integral to the success of this event. For more information about how you can support Billings and Eastern Montana students at the Science Expo, visit or contact Vonda Lancaster, (406) 657-2246,