4-State students take part in Science Fair at MSSU

Missouri Southern hosted the annual event

Students step up their science game at the 30th Annual Missouri Southern Regional Science Fair. It was held at the Billingsly Student Center.

MSSU officials say the fair gives middle school and high school students a chance to see how their work stacks up to others from all over the 4-States.

” This is really in some cases the only chance that students will get to compete against students maybe at their level. Because you have maybe a school science fair and you don’t really know your quality until you can really match against the best in our region, ” says Jason Willand , Science Fair Director.

Organizers expected 93 students to take part from the following counties: Vernon, Barton, Jasper, Newton, McDonald, Barry, Lawrence, Cedar and Dade in Missouri; Neosho , Crawford, Montgomery, Labette , Bourbon and Cherokee in Kansas.

Categories for projects include behavioral and social sciences; cell, molecular and microbiology; chemistry and biochemistry; computer science, engineering and mathematics; earth and environmental sciences; human and animal sciences; physics and astronomy; and plant sciences.

Both senior and junior participants are eligible for the state competition on April 12 at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville .