News Release

2018 Western Regional Science Fair

By Elizabeth Tollefson on
Friday, February 9, 2018

The Western Minnesota Regional Science Fair will take place on the campus of the University of Minnesota Crookston on Saturday, February 24, 2018, in the Wellness Center. The public is invited to view the exhibits from 10:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m. in the Wellness Center, and an awards ceremony will take place beginning at 3 p.m. in Kiehle Auditorium, Kiehle Building. Parking is recommended in Lot G, and no parking permits will be required.

Minnesota Science Fairs are for youth in grades 4-12. Twenty projects will be selected to advance to the state competition and the winner at the regional level will compete in the international competition. Exhibit set up will begin the day of the science fair at 8 a.m. with judging beginning at 9:30.

The Western Minnesota Region is one of the eight regions in Minnesota and includes the counties of Big Stone, Becker, Clay, Grant, Mahnomen, Norman, Ottertail, Polk, Traverse and Wilkin.  U of M Crookston Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs Barbara Keinath will be observing the Science Fair as well as saying a few words before the awards ceremony.

The Western Minnesota Regional Science Fair is sponsored by the University of Minnesota Crookston, Simplot, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, and more. For additional information about the Western Minnesota Regional Science Fair, contact Associate Professor Katy Chapman at 218-281-8262 or visit the  website for the science fair at

The University of Minnesota Crookston now delivers 34 bachelor's degree programs, 22 minors, and 40 areas of emphasis on campus as well as 14 degree programs entirely online.  These degrees are offered in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of 1,800 undergraduates from more than 20 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.  "Small Campus. Big Degree."  To learn more, visit


Elizabeth Tollefson

University Relations