Northern MN Regional Science Fair

February 22, 2019

Registration deadline –  February 8, 2019


Congratulations to the 2018 high school project winner!

2018 – Samantha Turner – Survival Filtration Bottles

Congratulations to the 2018 middle school project winners!

2018 – Noah Johnson and Seth Lingren – Salty Freshwater

Past paper winners

  • 2017 – Anna Corradi – Evaluating NHE1 as a Potential Therapeutic Target in Ovarian Cancer
  • 2016 – Brandon Kasprick – A novel analysis used to determine the role and variance of deoxynivalenol in the aggressiveness of Fusarium graminearum infestation in Triticum aestivum
  • 2015 – Brandon Kasprick – An innovative analysis used to determine the efficacy of multi-level management guides for the prevention of Rhizoctonia solani infestation in Beta vulgaris
  • 2014 – Ezra Grothe and Richard Sather III – The design and development of an innovative multi-modal device to improve hand hygiene rates in health care facilities

About the Northern MN Regional Science Fair

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 8, 2019. This deadline is needed to allow the program to be written, and the projects reviewed by the Scientific Review Committee.

Minnesota State Science Fair

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.

International Science & Engineering Fair, Phoenix, Arizona, May 12-17, 2019

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.  High school student 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 Holly LaFerriere by email or phone at 218-755-2946.