Elementary Fair

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

The Elementary portion of the Fair does not compete for awards; It is an exhibition of the best projects from area elementary schools.  The Elementary Fair is for students in grades 3 through 5. These are the ONLY student projects that can be picked up between 12:00 noon and 5:00 PM on Thursday.

An Open Letter from the Elementary Fair Chair

The 2020 Ozarks Science and Engineering Fair will be held from March 24 - 26, 2020. This is a great opportunity for recognition of exemplary projects and preparation for future science fair participation. These projects will not compete, but they will be recognized as outstanding elementary science fair projects. Elementary schools are invited to display their five (5) best projects.

The projects need to be set up between 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM on Tuesday at Hammons Student Center on the Missouri State University campus. The dimension limits of the projects are 30 inches deep X 9 feet tall (including the table) X 4 feet wide. The projects will remain set up for public viewing until Thursday and must be removed between 12:00 PM and 5:00 PM on Thursday or between the conclusion of the awards ceremony and 9:00 PM Thursday. Any projects remaining after the close of the Fair will be discarded, so be sure to pick them up before the deadline.

When the students arrive to set up their project on Tuesday, they will need to go to Hammons Student Center and enter through the east doors. From there, they will check in at the information table, where volunteers will direct them to the appropriate area for displaying their completed projects.

When you have selected the top five projects from your school, please complete the online form.                 

If you cannot submit your forms online, please mail them to:

Elementary Science Fair
Attention: Lacey Geiger
Meyer Alumni Center, Room 400
Missouri State University
901 South National
Springfield, MO 65897