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Montana State Science Fair

Schedule of Events

59th Annual Montana State Science Fair

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SUNDAY, March 16

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Early Check-in/Late Registration begins in the PARTV Lobby

$20 entry fee per student collected for those who have not yet paid or $25 late entry fee per student collected for those who have not pre-registered. Exhibit set-up will be on Monday morning ONLY.


MONDAY, March 17

8:00 am to 12:00 pm - Registration and Exhibit Set-up in the Adams Center

Exhibit Set-up: Grades 6-8—Adams Center Sports Arena (Lower Level) Grades 9-12—Adams Center North Level B (Main Level). Students must remain at exhibits until exhibits have been inspected by the Sign and Safety Committee.

11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Judges Orientation in the Sky Club (signs will be posted)

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Lunch break for Student Exhibitors (Options will be available on or near campus)

1:00 pm to 4:30 pm - Judging* Students must remain at exhibits. No parents or teachers will be allowed on the exhibit floors. Fair Photographer will be circulating to take participant photos.

4:30 pm - Students Released

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Exhibit Viewing Open to Students and Public 

Students may return to see their ribbons (optional)


TUESDAY, March 18

8:00 am  to 11:30 am - Montana Science Fair Open to Public for Viewing

10:00 am - Awards Ceremony at the George & Jane Dennison Theatre

Important Reminders: Teachers and parents are NOT allowed to sit in the lower level of the theater. Students are encouraged to leave their exhibits up for public viewing until after the awards ceremony on Tuesday, March 18, 2014.


*Judging is modeled after the ISEF procedures (i.e., there will only be one round of judging). Gold, Silver, and Bronze ribbons will be placed on winning exhibits after students are released at 4:30 pm and can be viewed when the fair opens to the public at 7:00 pm.

Montana State Science Fair

Dr. Earle Adams - Director

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

32 Campus Drive | Missoula, MT 59812

(406) 243-4725

mssf@mso.umt.edu