Big Idea #1 - Upcoming Science FairsRegistration is open or opening soon for the upcoming science fairs. The top high school winners from these fairs go on to compete at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in May 2019, while the top middle school winners will be nominated to compete at the Broadcom MASTERS competition in October 2019. Please visit the science fairs' websites for registration information, rules, and other details.
- Montana Region II Science and Engineering Fair at Great Falls College MSU - March 7 and 8, 2019. Registration for students in grades Kindergarten to 12 opens Monday, February 4, 2019.
Montana Tech Regional Science & Engineering Fair - March 7, 2019, and March 12, 2019. Registration is open to students in grades 5 to 12.
64th Annual Montana Science Fair at UM - March 18 and 19, 2019. Registration is open to students in grades 6 to 12.
MSU Billings/Billings Clinic Science Expo - March 22 and 23, 2019. Registration is open to students in grades 1 to 12.
Big Idea #2 - Earn renewal units while being a camp counselor
The Montana Learning Center is looking for educators to work as camp counselors and instructors for their summer camps. Certified teachers can earn up to 60 OPI renewal units for their work at the camp. The summer camps run Sunday to Thursday, and begin Sunday, July 7, 2019. Visit the Montana Learning Center's website for the application and other information.
Big Idea #3 - A fun opportunity for sophomores interested in science
The Museum of Flight's Western Aerospace Scholars program is accepting applications from sophomores to be part of their 2018-19 program. Students can earn five college credits from the University of Washington as part of the program. The deadline to apply for the program is Friday, February 15, 2019. Visit their website for the application and other information.
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