February 19, 2019

 

photo of a judge and student at a previous science expo

 

Registration for 2019 Science Expo now open to area students

Application deadline Feb. 25

 

Contacts:

University Relations and Communications, 657-2266

 

MSU BILLINGS NEWS— The 31st annual Science Expo will be held on Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23 at the Alterowitz Gymnasium on the MSU Billings campus. Registration is now open.

 

All students from grades 1-12 in the 24-county region are invited to enter the competition free of charge.

 

Students will compete to win an array of awards including cash prizes, gifts, certificates of merit, scholarships, plaques, and ribbons during the two-day event. Awards are also given out for craftsmanship, creativity, and artistic qualities determined by the judges.

 

The winners of the High School Division will win all expenses-paid trips to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, Ariz.

 

These awards are made possible by each of the generous sponsors of this year’s Expo including ExxonMobil, Northwestern Energy, KULR 8, and the Billings Gazette.

 

To participate, students must register by midnight on February 25 by visiting the links below:

The theme for this year’s Expo is “Health, Fitness, and Nutrition.”

 

The Science Expo is a great opportunity for area students to gain experience researching, presenting, and compiling a quality science fair project for experienced judges. Several guest scientists will be on hand at the event to check out projects and give presentations as well.

 

The Science Expo can attract nearly 500 student projects each year, and each project must be reviewed by 3 different judges. The 2019 Expo is currently looking for those interested in judging science projects in a variety of categories ranging from animal science and chemistry, to mathematics and physics.  

 

The Science Expo would not be possible without the diligent judges playing their part. Those interested in judging at this year’s Expo can visit here to apply. MSUB’s goal is to recruit 250 math and science judges, 25 artistic judges, and 75 special industry judges.

 

For more information, visit www.msubillings.edu/scienceexpo/ or contact John Walsh at jwalsh@msubillings.edu.