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Frequently Asked Questions

We put together a list of questions that participants, parents, and coordinating school districts frequently ask about the Avenues of Scientific Discovery event. Please review these questions prior to coming to NDSU for the event.

If you have any other questions not addressed here, please contact NDSU's Center for Science and Mathematics at 701-231-7015 or email

What is Avenues of Scientific Discovery?

The objective of Avenues of Scientific Discovery is to show that science is fun and interesting. We also want to make science approachable for high school students, which might guide them into a field of study they would not have otherwise known about or been interested in. More important, showcasing different scientific fields of study allows high school students to experience what science is all about in postsecondary education and the real world.

Who can attend Avenues of Scientific Discovery?

Avenues of Scientific Discovery is open to all high school students in the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo community and a few sub-sectors of high school-aged students across the state of North Dakota. Students, or groups of students, move at their own pace to investigate what different science fields are all about. Students participate in the activities, pose questions to graduate students, or just come to see science in action. 

Does our school have to pay anything for our students to attend?

No, there is no registration fee. 

Why do we have to pre-register students?

Students must be pre-registered for this event. The reason for this is we need to have a waiver signed by their parents that allows them to attend the event. The waivers parents sign are required by the NDSU Police and Safety Office for any minor attending any event on campus. The event itself is generally considered safe and any required personal protective equipment (goggles, rubber gloves, etc.) is provided by NDSU.

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Center for Science & Mathematics Education
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Tel: 701-231-7015

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