March 21, 2019

 

photo of a prior Science Expo at MSUB

MSU Billings and Billings Clinic to co-host 2019 Science Expo

31st annual expo held March 22-23

 

Contacts:

University Relations and Communications, 657-2266

MSU BILLINGS NEWS—Students, families, and STEM supporters are invited to attend the 31st Science Expo on Saturday, March 23 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. Approximately 300 students will compete in various categories, from plant and animal science to robotics and intelligent machines.

Judging takes place Friday, March 22, and the Science Expo concludes with an awards ceremony Saturday at 3 p.m. in Petro Theater.

Thanks to the many generous sponsors including MSU Billings, Billings Clinic, Sibanye Stillwater, ExxonMobil, Electrical Consultants Inc., NorthWestern Energy, ConocoPhillips, Energy Laboratories, KULR 8 News, Billings Gazette Communications, and other contributors, Science Expo winners may receive gifts, cash prizes, or awards. High school senior participants qualify for a grand prize, all-expenses paid trip to the international competition in May in Phoenix, Ariz.

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 http://msubillings.edu/scienceexpo/ or contact John Walsh at (406) 896-5872, jwalsh@msubillings.edu.