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Biology, Mathematics, Chemistry, and Physics
Dr. Jodie Ramsay, Chair
Mewaldt-Jensen 224
1200 S. Jay St.
Aberdeen, S.D. 57401
Phone: 605-626-2456
Fax: 605-626-3364
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Northeastern S.D. Science Fair
2014 Northeastern S.D. Science Fair Winners
Team Winner
Marc Seitz and John Wieland from Aberdeen Central High School:  “Magnetic Mayhem”
Individual Winners
Darienne Frericks from Northwestern:  “Does Aspartame or Insulin affect the Regeneration of Planarian Worms?”
Emma Johnson from Aberdeen Central:  “The Effect of Qigong-Chinese breathing exercise on the forced vital capacity of participants with different  breathing habits”
Attending the fair were 365 (grades 6-12) students with 300 projects.  In the morning, the judges have 1 hour to preview projects before student interviews.  

For 29 years, Northern has hosted the Northeastern South Dakota Science Fair, showcasing more than 500 projects from young scientists in grades 6-12 from this region. The event is affiliated with Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) in Washington, D.C.
Approximately 70 professionals from Aberdeen area, Northern faculty and upper-level Northern students judge the fair in March.
The top two participants and top team receive an all-expense paid, 5-day trip to the International Science and Engineering Fair, where they compete for cash awards and other prizes such as free college tuition. The 2013 fair is scheduled May 12-17 in Phoenix, Ariz.
What makes a good Science Fair project?
Students: Have you ever wondered how to begin a science fair project - what makes a good project -what sort of project to do, etc. ...? If so, please click on any of the PDF files below to learn how to get started!
  • General information regarding Science Fair projects (Adobe PDF)
Topics in Botany and Earth Science
  • Plant Science Presentation (Adobe PDF)
  • Earth Science Presentation (Adobe PDF)
  • Chemistry Projects Presentation (Adobe PDF
For more information, call 605-626-2456 and ask for department secretary Linda Richards or Fair Director Dr. Jodie Ramsay.