Region II High School Science and Engineering Fair

Grades 9-12

2018 Schedule of Events



The Montana Region II Science and Engineering Fair is one of five regional science fairs in Montana and is affiliated with the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF). The top two grand award winners - both individual and team - from the Montana Region II Science and Engineering Fair go on to compete at Intel ISEF. The 2018 event will take place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on May 13-18. ISEF is a program of the Society for Science and the Public, the world's largest international pre-college science competition.


Before experimentation begins, the Montana Region II Science and Engineering Fair Institutional Review Board (IRB) or Scientific Review Committee (SRC) must review and approve most projects involving human participants, vertebrate animals, and potentially hazardous biological agentsNote: If a project involves the testing of a student designed invention, prototype or concept by a human, an IRB review and approval may be required prior to experimentation. Please expect three to five working days for the local IRB/SRC to review your submission. See Human Participants Rules for details. For more information, visit



Who Can Enter the Science Fair Competition?

All students from grades 9-12 in our seven-county region are invited to enter the science fair competition. Students compete for trips, cash prizes, awards, and the ability to compete on the international stage. Full eligibility requirements may be found at



Some professional and industrial organizations provide awards in the form of cash prizes, certificates of merit, medallions, plaques, ribbons, scholarships, and gift items.

Students are encouraged to read over the awards list paying special attention to the criteria and decide if you want to design your project with a special award in mind.

Don’t forget that awards are also given for craftsmanship, creativity and artistic qualities. The judges will determine which projects will be considered for these kinds of awards when they have reviewed all of the projects.

The top two projects in the high school division will win an all expenses paid trip to the Intel ISEF. 

For a list of awards, see our High School Awards and Criteria page.


Contact Information:

Leanne Frost

Dr. Leanne Frost
Great Falls College MSU
2100 16th Avenue South
Great Falls, MT 59405


Institutional Review Board

Leanne Frost, Ed.D. 
General Studies Division Director

Brenda Canine, Ph.D.  
Biology Faculty

Daniel Casmier, Ph.D.  
Chemistry Faculty

Elfriede Neber, M.S.  
Behavioral Science Faculty

Russel Motschenbacher, M.S.N.
Nursing Program Director/Faculty


Scientific Review Committee

Leanne Frost, Ed.D.
General Studies Division Director

Brenda Canine, Ph.D.  
Biology Faculty

Daniel Casmier, Ph.D.  
Chemistry Faculty

Raimund Hahn, M.S.
Registered Professional Geologist