K-12 Science Outreach

The 2021 Ozarks Science & Engineering Fair will be a VIRTUAL Fair, held entirely online. Senior Division will compete March 1 - March 5 and Junior Division will compete March 8 - March 12. 

Science Competitions

Welcome to the K-12 Science Outreach Science Competitions page- please click on one of the links on the sidebar or below to find information on the science competition you are interested in.

Competition Dates

Ozarks Science & Engineering Fair - Senior Division March 1 - March 5; Junior Division March 8 - March 12
Region VII Science Olympiad - February 27, 2021, Virtual event
District 8/Ozark District Junior Academy - March 26, 2021, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO
Missouri Junior Academy - April 23-24, 2021, Columbia College, Columbia, MO
Missouri Science Olympiad - April 10, 2021, Virtual event
National Science Olympiad - 2021 date TBA
INTEL International Science & Engineering Fair - May 10 - 15, 2020, Anaheim, CA


Interested in volunteering for the Ozarks Science & Engineering Fair? Volunteering is not limited to Missouri State University - it is open to students from any college, faculty and/or staff of any educational institution, and members of the public. 

Volunteer Information

Volunteers should register by completing the form on the page above.


Judging is a critical component of the Ozarks Science & Engineering Fair competition - without qualified, dedicated volunteer judges, the competition would not be possible.  Judges can come from many walks of life - faculty, staff, graduate students, professionals in the community.  If you are interested in judging for the Ozarks Science & Engineering Fair, click on the link below to complete the application.

Junior Division Judge

Senior Division Judge

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee for the Ozarks Science & Education Fair is a small, dedicated group who work behind the scenes to ensure a well-run, competitive fair.  The Steering Committee includes the Executive Director and various sub-committee chairs, such as Special Awards, Placement Awards, Corporate Displays, Display and Safety, etc. If you would be interested in joining the Steering Committee, please contact Michelle Norgren at MichelleNorgren@missouristate.edu OR Sue McCrory at SueMcCrory@missouristate.edu.

Contact Information
Email and phone for competition leaders
Competition Contact
Ozarks Science & Engineering Fair Michelle Norgren, Executive Director
Science Olympiad, Region VII Dylan Welker, Regional Director
Junior Academy, District 8 Dylan Welker, District Coordinator