North Dakota State Science and Engineering Fair Awards
April 20, 2017
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—Award winners have been announced for the 67th Annual North Dakota State Science and Engineering Fair that was held on March 31 at the University of North Dakota. The fair had over 185 seventh- through twelfth-grade students presenting their research projects in biology, chemistry, engineering, behavioral sciences, and mathematics, among others. Participating schools were from across the entire state.
The students were divided into junior and senior divisions. There were special category awards, regional, and overall awards. These regional and overall awards determined who would progress to the International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles, Calif.
To increase student participation, fees for the regional fair were paid by the North Dakota IDeA (Institutional Development Award) Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE), which is administered by the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences. The immediate goal is to stimulate the development of science, technology, engineering, and math education by supporting the ability of all fifth- through twelfth-grade students who wish to participate and compete in their regional fairs and the ND State Science and Engineering Fair. This will ultimately increase the number of North Dakota students entering the technical, educational, and health professional workforce pipeline in the state.
Denis F. MacLeod
Assistant Director, Office of Alumni and Community Relations
University of North Dakota
School of Medicine & Health Sciences
1301 N Columbia Rd, Stop 9037 | Room W103 | Grand Forks, ND 58202-9037
701.777.2733 direct | 218.779.3107 cell