About 600 high school and middle school students from across Montana will present their projects at the Montana Science Fair on Monday and Tuesday. Science Fair Director Earle Adams talked about what will take place during the day.

“Students will come in to start setting up their science projects on Monday morning between eight and noon at the Adams Center right here at the University of Montana campus,” said Adams. “At 1:00pm we will start the judging all the way to 4:30pm and from 4:30pm on, it will be open to the public. Every school is invited and every school is welcome to come and participate in the state fair, so they are coming from every corner of Montana.”

Adams says the students have a lot of great prizes to compete for.

“There are scholarships and all kinds of cash awards,” Adams said. “Of course what everyone is vying for is there are three projects that will be tabbed as overall best projects and those winners will get an all expense paid trip to Phoenix for the International Science Festival. That’s where 3,500 students from 80 nations in the world will show up.”

The awards ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday in UM’s Dennison Theatre.