Missouri Southern hosts science fair for middle and high school students

JOPLIN, Mo. – Missouri Southern State University hosts its 33rd annual Regional Science Fair.

Missouri Southern officials say this year’s Regional Science Fair is the first one in person since the beginning of the pandemic.

Hosted in the Connor Ballroom, middle and high school students presented their handmade projects featuring the following topics:

  • 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
  • plant sciences

The event featured projects from over 50 students in the following counties:


  • Neosho
  • Crawford
  • Montgomery
  • Labette
  • Bourbon
  • Cherokee


  • Vernon
  • Barton,
  • Jasper
  • Newton
  • McDonald,
  • Barry
  • Lawrence,
  • Cedar
  • Dade
  • St. Clair

Here, students had the opportunity to enter their presentations in the Missouri Junior Academy of Science.

Students received cash prizes for both the Regional Science Fair and Missouri Junior Academy of Science categories.

Winners are also eligible to participate in the state competition on April 22-23 at Central Methodist University in Fayette, Mo.