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Northern MN Regional Science Fair, February 14, 2015

Congratulations to the 2014 winner!

Ezra Grothe and Richard Sather III (Team) - The design and development of an innovative multi-modal device to improve hand hygiene rates in health care facilities.

The Northern Minnesota Regional Science Fair is held at Bemidji State University in late February each year.  Approximately 50 to 100 students from our 15 county region (Aitkin, Beltrami, Cass, Clearwater, Crow Wing, Hubbard, Itasca, Kittson, Koochiching, Marshall, Lake of the Woods, Pennington, Red Lake, Roseau, and Wadena) compete, and about 30 students with poster presentations and 5 with research papers are selected to advance to the State Science Fair.  Because our fair is affiliated with the International Science and Engineering Fair, the forms required for our fair are the same as those used for the International Science Fair, along with a cover sheet. The deadline for receipt of Science Fair forms is February 1, 2015. This deadline is needed to allow the program to be written, and the projects reviewed by the Scientific Review Committee.

Tentative Schedule for the Fair Day

Time              Event

7:00 -- 8:00     Registrations/Set-up, Memorial Hall 100

8:00 am         Meeting of Judges – Crying Wolf Room, Lower Union

8:15 am         Student Meeting –  Memorial Hall 100

8:30 am         Judging of Projects begins – All students at projects

9:30 am         Teachers’ Meeting – Terrace Lounge, Upper Union

9:30 – 10:00     Odd numbered projects at their Exhibits

                           Even numbered projects at Activities

10:00 –10:30  Even numbered projects at their Exhibits

                           Odd numbered projects at Activities

10:45             All students report to Exhibits

11:45 – 2:00   Exhibits open to public viewing

11:45 – 12:30 Lunch - Space available in Lower Union

12:30 pm       Presentation Hall (Hagg Sauer 100) will be open

12:45 pm       Program and Awards Ceremony –

                           Hagg Sauer 100

                     Welcome –

                           Northern Minnesota Regional Science Fair

                     Keynote Presentation –

                           Interactive presentation by the Headwaters Science Center

                     Awards 

                     Meeting of Purple Ribbon Winners

                     Exhibits may be removed after 2:30

 

Minnesota State Science Fair, March 20-22, 2015

The Minnesota State Science Fair brings together the top science fair students from the 11 regions within the state.  Students may present a poster or submit their paper and give an oral presentation of their written paper, again, expanding their experience. The Minnesota State Science Fair is held at the DoubleTree by Hilton.

International Science & Engineering Fair, 2015

The Intel ISEF, the world's largest international pre-college science competition, annually provides a forum for more than 1,500 high school students from over 40 countries to showcase their independent research.  Projects from each region advance directly, as well as those selected to advance from the state competition.  Participants in the ISEF meet many other students with new ideas and similar interests.  They are exposed to a wonderful array of new experiences with tours, presentations and other fun activities. 

For more information, contact either Andrew Hafs by email or phone at 218-755-2789 or Diane Morris by email or phone at 218-755-4009