POSTPONED: Science Fair and Hands-On Lab Activities

Science Fair at Augustana

Due to concerns related to the potential spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the High School Science Fair and 'All About Science' is postponed.

Augustana will host the 4th Annual Science Fair on Saturday, April 4, 2020! Additionally, there will be hands-on lab activities that students will engage in. You don’t have to present a project in the science fair to participate in the hands-on activities!

Students in 7th through 12th grades may present an experiment, research, or an invention in one of the following categories: Biology, Chemistry, Math, Physics or Computer Science.

No registration fees! Prizes to be won!

  • Register Here if you are presenting a project.
  • Register Here if you are not presenting a project, but would like to attend the hands-on lab activities.

Please note, all experiments should be performed under adult guidance/supervision (e.g., teacher, parent).

Sessions and activities will take place Saturday, April 4, 2020, in the Froiland Science Complex on Augustana University's campus. This event is part of the Sanford Health 'It's All About Science Festival 2020.'

Tentative Schedule for Project Presenters

8:30 a.m. Registration/Setup
9-11 a.m. Project Judging
11-11:30 a.m. Career Panel Hosted by Sanford Health
11:30 a.m.-Noon Hands-on lab activity

Tentative Schedule for Attendees Not Presenting a Project

1-1:30 p.m. Career Panel hosted by Sanford Health
1:30-2 p.m. Hands-on lab activity

Presentation materials

Students should bring:

  • A presentation aid (e.g., tri-fold presentation board)
  • Any other materials pertinent to the research (e.g., lab notebook)

View examples of presentation aids that include desired sections, (i.e., purpose, hypothesis, experiment, etc.)


The Science Fair is sponsored by Gamma Zeta, Augustana's Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) chapter. TriBeta is an honor society for students, particularly undergraduates, dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research. Membership in Gamma Zeta is based upon academic excellence in the field of biology. The 4th Annual Science Fair is also supported by Sanford Health and SD EPSCoR, which have provided funding for presentation supplies and awards for top projects.

For more information, please contact Andrew Klose, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, with any questions via email.

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