Register now for the 2021 Science Expo!

The 2021 Montana State University Billings Science Expo will be hosted virtually this year in order to ensure the health and safety of all participants.

The MSU Billings Science Expo will be held on Friday, March 5 and Saturday, March 6 through a virtual platform that specializes in hosting science fairs. It is open to students in grades 1-12 from a 24-county region in Eastern Montana. The deadline to enter a project to participate in the 2021 MSUB Science Expo is February 19.

Given the caliber of the MSU Billings Science Expo and its importance to the local community, it was imperative for the event to still be held. “The MSUB Science Expo has been the first serious science experiment for young scientists for the past 33 years,” remarked Dr. Daniel Willems, Director of the Science Expo. “We’re excited we are able to continue to host this event virtually during the pandemic.”

The event will feature a digital judging platform that will connect our young scientists and a small panel of judges. The budding scientists will present their projects to the judges through a video chat just as they would in person, and the judges will be able to ask them questions.

Science Expo winners may receive gifts, cash prizes, awards, or scholarships thanks to the generosity of various donors. “Thanks to the generous support of our donors, the MSUB Science Expo has been engaging young scientists in a vast array of projects at no cost to the schools, teachers, or families,” commented Willems.

For more information about how you can support Billings and Eastern Montana students at the Science Expo, visit

Contact: Daniel Willems, assistant professor, Biological and Physical Sciences, 406-657-2022, or Lauren Logan at or 406-657-2246.