UND: North Dakota State Science And Engineering Fair Winners Advance To World Competition

Winners of the 62nd Annual North Dakota State Science and Engineering Fair hosted by The University of North Dakota in Grand Forks on March 29-30, now advance to “The Intel®  International Science and Engineering Fair® (Intel ISEF),” in Pittsburgh for the world’s largest international pre-college science competition, May 13-18.

Intel ISEF provides an annual forum for more than 1,500 high school students from 65 countries, regions and territories to showcase their independent research as they compete for more than $4 million annually. The Intel ISEF is the premier global science competition for students in grades 9-12.

North Dakota’s sweepstakes and regional winners in the senior division will compete at the international fair in Pittsburgh:  http://www.societyforscience.org/isef/.

Senior Division Sweepstakes winners advancing to the international fair are:

  • First Place – Caleb Meyer, Hope/Page School District
  • Second Place – Dre Steinwehr, Hankinson School District
  • Third Place – Tanner Coppin, Hankinson School District

The following regional winners will also advance to compete in Pittsburgh:


  • First Place – Jasmine Kreft, Trinity Christian School District
  • Second Place – Blaine Durward, Trenton School District

North Central

  • First Place – Preston Miller, Sawyer School District


  • First place – Vahid Fazel-Rezai, Red River High School, Grand Forks


  • First place – Kristi Goldade, Strasburg School District

Southeast Central

  • First place -Tyler Toepke-Floyd, Wishek School District
  • Second Place – Benjamin Schuler, Wishek School District 


  • 1st Place – Grady Mauch, Hankinson School District
  • 2nd Place – Kelsey Gaukler, Hankinson School District

The efforts of the 166 competitors also were recognized by national, regional and state organizations with numerous awards in special areas of science and engineering.

For more information, contact: Cheryl Osowski, outreach coordinator, UND School of Engineering and Mines, 701.777.3390, cheryl.osowski@engr.und.edu