Region II Middle School Science Fair
IMPORTANT PROJECT RULES
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 agents. Note: 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 https://student.societyforscience.org/rules-all-projects.
PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR PROJECTS FOR REVIEW TO LEANNE FROST AT firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who Can Enter the Science Fair Competition?
All students from grades 6-8 in our seven-county region are invited to enter the science fair competition. Students compete for trips, cash prizes, and awards. Please see the Region II Science Fair Handbook for more information.
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.
For a list of awards and criteria, see our Middle School Awards and Criteria page.