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Regional Science Fair

The 2024 Nebraska Junior Academy of Sciences (NJAS) Central Regional Science Fair will be held at Hastings College, Morrison-Reeves Science Center (717 N. Ash Ave.) on March 5, 2024, judging will be begin at 9:00 am.

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


To view and/or download the 2024 Abstract Booklet, click the button above. 

Check in at Morrison-Reeves Science Center at Hastings College located at 717 N Ash Ave, Hastings, NE 68901 (east entrance) at 8:00am. Click here for a map of Hastings College.

The fee is $15/student, and includes the state and local fees, an educational presentation, and lunch in the Hazelrigg Student Union dining hall. There is no charge for teachers and bus drivers. Checks can be made payable to Hastings College.

Please mail check to:

Neil Heckman
710 N Turner Ave
Hastings, NE 68901

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 Morrison-Reeves Science Center at Hastings College. The address for this location is 717 N Ash Ave Hastings, NE 68901. There will be a meeting for the judges on March 4 at 8:30am in room 219. 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 east entrance of the building). You are welcome to stay after the judging is complete, lunch will be provided for you in the cafeteria.


Feel free to contact us at the information below.

Dr. Neil Heckman