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Published on March 15, 2013

Public is invited to the 2013 Billings Clinic Research Center Science Expo

Billings, MT – The 25th Anniversary edition of the Billings Clinic Research Center Science Expo will take place on March 22 and 23, 2013 on the campus of Montana State University- Billings. This year, 463 students have entered 403 science and math projects for judging at the event.

This year’s Science Expo theme is Rise of the Robots. Guest scientist, Hunter Lloyd, and his robot, Looney, will kick-off the Science Expo with the presentation “How to Train Your Robot” at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 22 at Petro Theater. Lloyd is an adjunct professor of computer science at MSU – Bozeman and his presentation is open to the public.

Judging of science projects will follow Mr. Lloyd’s presentation. Projects are primarily judged for how well students use and understand the scientific method but projects are also judged for their creativity, craftsmanship, and artistic merit with over $20,000 in prizes to be won.

While the judging portion is not open to the public, everyone is invited to visit the science fair projects and to participate in the interactive exhibits from local science-minded organizations on Saturday, March 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Physical Education Building. There will also be two performances of the Chemistry Magic Show, the first at 11 a.m. and the second at 1 p.m. in Room 148 of the Library Building.

The awards ceremony for science project entries will start at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 23 at the Lincoln Center Auditorium.

For more information about the Billings Clinic Research Center Science Expo, visit www.billingsclinic.com/scienceexpo.

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