North Dakota State Science and Engineering Fair Awards

Thank you to all faculty, graduate students and staff who helped judge at the 69th annual North Dakota State Science and Engineering Fair that was held on April 5 at the University of North Dakota. Prior to presenting their work to judges, students participated in hands-on STEM activities across campus. Many thanks to the Medical Laboratory Science Program which hosted the students here.

The fair had over 160 seventh- through twelfth-grade students presenting their research projects in biology, chemistry, engineering, behavioral sciences, and mathematics, among others. Participating schools were from across the entire state.

Students were divided into junior and senior divisions. There were special category, regional, and overall awards. These regional and overall awards determine who will progress to the International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, Ariz.

To increase student participation, fees for the regional fair were paid by the North Dakota IDeA (Institutional Development Award) Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE), which is administered by the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences. The immediate goal is to stimulate the development of science, technology, engineering, and math education by supporting the ability of all third- through twelfth-grade students who wish to participate and compete in their regional fairs and the North Dakota State Science and Engineering Fair. This will ultimately increase the number of North Dakota students entering the technical, educational, and health professional workforce pipeline in the state.

A complete list of winners is available online here.