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Western UP Science Fair
Grades 4-8

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Michigan Tech Memorial Union Ballroom 
5-6pm Science Fair open to the public
6-8:30pm- Judging of projects.
4:30-7:30pm - Science festival in MUB Commons

Science and Engineering Festival (4:30 to 7:30pm): Exciting activities are located in the Memorial Union Commons Area on the ground floor for all participants and family members. Science fair participants can
participate in the festival before or after their judging period.

Awards: Awards will be given to students who receive 80% of the points on their score sheet.   Student will receive a rating indicating their project’s success.

  • Bronze- 80 to 86% of points
  • Silver- 87 to 93% of points
  • Gold- 94 to 100% of points

This system will give students more feedback as to their success of accomplishing the criteria on score sheet.   The criteria on the score sheet can be found on the project checklist on p. 22 of Guidelines Book.  Awards will distributed to schools by Friday, March 28, 2014 for distribution to students. 

Results: In an effort to get students home at a reasonable time on a school night, we will not conduct an award ceremony on March 25, 2014.  Results will be posted on the Western UP Center’s website HERE by Friday, March 28, 2014.

Dinner: The Western UP Center will not provide dinner to the participants.  Absolutely, NO food in the judging area.

Students who received Silver or Gold rating at Western UP Science Fair have the opportunity to display their projects at the Carnegie Museum in Houghton, MI from April 8 to April 19, 2014.

The Western UP Science Fair is sponsored by
  • Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education,
  • Michigan Tech Chapter of Omega Chi Epsilon Chemical Engineering Honor Society,
  • Michigan Tech Chapter of American Society for Engineering Education,
  • Tau Beta Pi
  • Carnegie Museum.

The Western U.P. Center is a partnership of Copper Country & Gogebic-Ontonagon Intermediate School Districts and Michigan Technological University, serving 21 school districts and the communities in Houghton, Baraga, Gogebic, Ontonagon and Keweenaw Counties.

Questions, contact Shawn Oppliger at or 482-0331
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