The annual IJAS Region 8 Science Fair at Southern Illinois University Carbondale will be held on Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 and Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021 at SIUC via Zoom. This year, approximately 75 students in grades 7-12 from the southern tip of Illinois will compete. All judging will be done live via Zoom and will, unfortunately, not be available to the general public.
There are nineteen different project categories from Aerospace to Behavioral 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 in May.
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.