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Scrub Camp

107896583_xl_EDIT_web.jpgScrub Camp is a one day event that generally happens in late spring or early summer, from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Bismarck State College Health Sciences building, 1133 College Drive, Bismarck, ND.

At the BSC Scrub Camp, children ages 7-13 participate in nursing activities and games with members of the BSC Student Nurses Organization. They learn about the body, listen to the heart and lungs, check blood pressure and care for wounds. Participants receive lunch, a scrub top, stethoscope and other fun prizes!

Please email Annie Paulson, or call 224-2468 with any questions or concerns. Thank you!

Spring Ag Academy

On Tuesday, April 27, 2021, student groups, grades 7-12, lead by teachers and/or career counselors attended BSC's Spring Ag Academy at the Career Center.

Our Annual Spring Ag Academy is a FREE event where participants explore the BSC Agriculture, Technology and Natural Resources Program. There are guided agriculture lab sessions which include plant science, animal science, GIS/GPS technology and career opportunities. It is also a great time to discover the BSC campus with lunch at the Student Union and campus tours available from our admissions team. 

Participants typically receive a BSC backpack FULL of swag including a t-shirt, hat, pens, notebooks, pop sockets and more! In past years, the students were also entered into a drawing for a $500 BSC Foundation Scholarship!


Please email Wendy Helbling, or call 224-2617 with any questions or concerns.

Know Your State

North Dakota is a beautiful state with a variety of topographic features, interesting political agendas, a leading producer of agriculture products, an abundant energy base, great educational opportunities, and a rich cultural heritage. The Know Your State contest has been designed with the intent to encourage North Dakota students to gain a greater interest in North Dakota and through this knowledge become a better educated citizen, voter and leader for the state.

Important 2021 dates to remember:

  • Feb. 1-26 -- School/Student Registration
  • Mar. 8-26 -- Online Test Open (for pre-registered students)
  • Week of April 5 -- Students notified of acceptance for final, onsite test
  • April 21 -- Banquest RSVPs due
  • April 26 -- Onsite test and banquet

*For registration details visit our Youth Programs page in our Continuing Education section.

2019 State Winners

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Jamestown High School, Park River Area High School, Turtle-Lake Mercer High School, New Salem-Almont High School, and Wahpeton High School

Southwest Regional Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad is the nation's premier science event challenging students on 6400 teams in 50 states to leverage their science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) abilities in a variety of cooperative and competitive events. Bismarck State College has hosted the competition locally since 1985, helping hundreds of ND STEAM Science Olympians gain the skills and confidence they need to achieve great things.
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The last Southwest Regional Science Olympiad was supposed to be held on Thursday, March 26, 2020, but due to the Covid 19 Pandemic, it was cancelled.

When the event is held, teams are limited to 16 per division due to time and space restrictions. Schools may have more than one team per school. If you have any questions regarding registration for the event, refer to the North Dakota Science Olympiad Homepage. All of our registration information will be collected electronically.

2019 Final Results

     Division B (Jr. High)
     Division C (Sr. High)

Tech Camp

Bismarck State College holds a one-day Tech Camp during the summer months at the BSC Technical Center. The camp is for middle and high school students in grades 7 to 11.

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For students entering grades 6 through 10. The camp is geared towards beginners, but all levels are welcome! Pre-registration is required. 

Tech camp offers students an opportunity to work on technical projects and explore careers in the technology industry - networking, web development, computer programming, computer hardware, Geographic Information Systems, engineering technology, and databases.

Tech Camp is geared towards beginners, but all levels are welcome. Pre-registration is required and the camp is limited to 30 participants.