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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 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 Dylan Welker, Regional Director
Junior Academy, District 8 Dylan Welker, District Coordinator