ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will hold the 36thannual Northern South Dakota Science and Mathematics Fair on Thursday, March 28.
Approximately 60 judges from surrounding areas will be judging the projects of high school juniors and seniors from 20 surrounding schools in the area and interviewing these students.
The students involved come from Brown, Campbell, Day, Edmunds, Faulk, Hyde, Marshall, McPherson, Roberts, Spink and Walworth counties.
Projects will be judged in the morning and will be open to public viewing from 1 to 7 p.m. only. Following the judging period, there will be a science fair awards ceremony at 6 p.m., held in the upstairs gym of the Barnett Center. This awards ceremony is free and open to the public.
The top two scoring individuals and the top team consisting of two students will receive an all-expense paid trip to Phoenix, Ariz. to attend the International Science and Engineering Fair from May 13 to 17. The students will compete there for several large cash awards and other prizes such as free college tuition.
In conjunction with the science fair, the junior and senior high science bowls will be held, beginning at 1:30 p.m. in the Johnson Fine Arts Center. The public is invited to attend this event.
The science fair is put on under the direction of Dr. Jodie Ramsay, NSU professor of biology, and Linda Richards, secretary of the math and science department.
Chairing the senior science bowl will be the NSU Science Club, under the direction of Dave Pierson, NSU master teacher of chemistry and physics at the Center for Statewide E-Learning. The NSU Honors Program will be responsible for organizing the junior science bowl.
About Northern State University
Northern State University is a regional university that offers outstanding academics and exceptional extracurricular activities at an affordable price on a safe, welcoming campus. Northern State recently announced its Educational Impact Campaignwith a goal of raising $55 million for a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, new athletic and recreation fields, and an on-campus regional sports complex. Once the campaign is complete, NSU will be the recipient of more than $100 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions.