The annual IJAS Region 8 Science Fair at Southern Illinois University Carbondale will be held on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at the SIUC Student Center Ballrooms. This year, approximately 400 students from the southern tip of Illinois will compete. The judging will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the SIUC Ballrooms. Viewing of all projects will be open from 1-4 p.m. The awards will be presented at 5:30 p.m. at the Student Center Auditorium.
There are eighteen different project categories from Aerospace to Behaviorial Science to Health Science to Zoology. Over 150 faculty and grad students volunteer as judges from the colleges of Education, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Science, and School of Medicine. Approximately 60 projects will go on to compete in the state competition at Northern Illinois University May 5th and 6th, 2017.
Many departments and units on campus sponsor student and school awards. Several thousand dollars in prize money is available to participating students and schools. Only schools registered with IJAS are allowed to participate.
- Membership fee is $75.00 if postmarked before December 31, 2016.
- Membership fee after December 31, 2016 is $100.00 (accepted by state IJAS only with region okay).