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Regional Science Fair

The 2022 Nebraska Junior Academy of Sciences (NJAS) Central Regional Science Fair will be held in-person at the Hastings Museum (1330 N. Burlington Ave.) on March 1, 2022, judging will be begin at 9:00 am.

2022 Abstract Booklet (.pdf)

For rules and regulations for the Regional Science Fair, visit the NJAS website.



  • The competition takes place at the Hastings Museum. 
  • Lunch will be provided in Wildlife Diorama Hall (Main Floor)
  • A 2D Educational Film will be provided in the large format theater, with a digital scavenger hunt immediately following.
  • The awards ceremony will also be held in the theater.

Check-in upon arrival:

Hastings Museum
1330 N. Burlington Ave.
Hastings,NE 68901

Main floor lobby (As you enter the building)

Set up:

Each junior and senior division entry will have a 4ft space to display projects. Set up should be complete by 8:45 am.

The registration fee is $15/student

The fee includes lunch, 2D film, digital scavenger hunt, and the state NJAS Fee. The fees are due either at the time of check-in or can be mailed prior to the science fair to:

Sarah Higby
Hastings College
710 N. Turner Ave.
Hastings, NE 68901

Checks can be made payable to Hastings College.

We are recruiting volunteer judges for the Science Fair, and would truly appreciate your time and energy to serve as a judge. This year the fair will be held at the Hastings Museum that is located on 1330 N Burlington Ave, Hastings, NE 68901. There will be a meeting for the judges on March 1 at 8:30 a.m. in the Abbott Room. Judging will begin at 9am, and should conclude around 12:00 noon. You will receive a detailed schedule of events and judging score sheets when you check in at 8:15am (in the main lobby when you enter the museum). You are welcome to stay after the judging is complete and have lunch in the Wildlife Diorama Hall, if you wish.


Feel free to contact us at the information below.

Dr. Neil Heckman

Sarah Higby