North Dakota State Science and Engineering Fair announces award winners

The North Dakota State Science & Engineering Fair was held virtually on March 25 and 26. Seventy-four middle and high school students from across North Dakota presented their research in the areas of biology, chemistry, engineering, environmental sciences, and the behavioral and social sciences, among other disciplines. Students in both the junior and senior divisions were named special award winners and overall top finishers. Senior students from each region and the state as a whole were selected as top finishers and will compete at the virtual Regeneron International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) from May 3-6, 2021.

Special thanks to all the faculty, graduate students, and staff who helped judge the event and persevered through the virtual science fair platform!

To increase student participation in the event, fees are 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 of INBRE 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 at the North Dakota State Science and Engineering Fair. This will ultimately increase the number of North Dakota students entering the technical, educational, and health profession workforce pipeline.

A complete list of winners is available online here.