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K-12 Science Outreach

The 2020 Ozarks Science & Engineering Fair has been changed to a virtual Fair; please see the Updated Important Notice for more information. 

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 - March 24 - 26, 2020 - Physical Fair CANCELLED; Virtual Fair scheduling in process. 
Region VII Science Olympiad - February 22, 2020
District 8 Junior Academy - March 9, 2020
Missouri Junior Academy - April 24-25, 2020, Joplin, MO
Missouri Science Olympiad - April 4, 2020, Fulton, MO
National Science Olympiad - May 15-16, 2020, Raleigh, NC
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.

Judge Application

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 OR Sue McCrory at

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