68th Annual Greater KC Science & Engineering Fair
Union Station | April 3-6, 2019

About

The first Greater KC Science & Engineering Fair was held in 1952 in the basement of the Kansas City Museum. Today this regional fair of the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair, has grown to one of the largest in the region. The GKCSEF serves students from grades 4-12 from 9 Kansas City Metro area counties in public, private, parochial and home schools. The role of the Science & Engineering Fair in STEM education is increasing as educators focus on project based learning. Annually, the GKCSEF hosts over 1,100 students.

The GKCSEF is organized by division (grade level) and category. Divisions are intermediate (grades 4-6), junior (grades 7-8) and Senior (grades 9-12). There are 15 categories covering: Animal Science; Behavioral & Social Sciences; Chemistry; Chemical Energy; Computational Science, Bioinformatics and Mathematics; Computer Systems, Electronics, Robotics; Earth and Environmental Sciences; Energy and Environmental Engineering; Engineering Mechanics; Materials Sciences; Microbiology; Molecular Bio/Chem & Health Sciences; Physics & Astronomy; Plant Science; and Inventions (grades 4-8). Academic awards are presented to the top projects of each division and category, in addition special awards are presented by local STEM organization. Students are competing to win ribbons, awards and cash prizes totaling nearly $7,000.

Schedule of Events

Friday - February 15, 2019

NO LATER THAN 5:00pm

T-Shirt Contest Designs DUE

Full contest details can be found HERE.

Friday - February 22, 2019

NO LATER THAN 5:00pm

FORMS DUE

Fair registrations and Certification Forms must be completed online at HERE. Any application received after February 22, 2019 will not be accepted. Any questions please email ssullivan@unionstation.org
The $6.00 entry fee must accompany registration for the application to be complete.

Wednesday – April 3, 2019

8:00am - 3:00pm

PROJECT SET UP

Students may set up exhibits at Union Station. All projects must be set up by 3:00pm.

4:00 - 10:00pm

ACADEMIC JUDGING

The Fair is closed to the public.

7:30 - 8:30pm

JUNIOR LEVEL INTERVIEWS

7th - 8th grade students are invited to be at their projects to interview with academic judges.

SENIOR LEVEL INTERVIEWS

All 9th - 12th grade students should be at their projects to interview with academic judges.

Thursday – April 4, 2019

7:00am – 12:00pm

SPECIAL AWARD JUDGING

 

12:00 - 5:00pm*

PUBLIC VIEWING and SCHOOL FIELD EXPERIENCES

The Fair is free and open to the public. Science Fair booth closes at 5pm, Fair is still open for public!
*Subject to change

Friday – April 5, 2019

9:00am - 4:00pm

PUBLIC VIEWING and SCHOOL FIELD EXPERIENCES

The Fair is free and open to the public.

4:00 - 7:00pm

REMOVAL OF PROJECTS

All projects must be removed by 7:00 pm. Projects not picked up will be discarded!

Saturday – April 6, 2019

10:00am - 12:00pm

THE CHARLES N. KIMBALL AWARDS CEREMONY
Grand Plaza – Union Station. Awards valued at $7,000+

Parents, teachers, relatives and friends are invited to attend.

Visionary Sponsor

Awards Ceremony Sponsor

Grand Award Sponsors

Academic Category Sponsors

BioKansas • Black & Veatch • Campbell Family Foundation • Catalent Pharma Solutions • Kiewit • Hallmark Cards, Inc. • Harcos Chemicals, Inc. • HNTB • Labconco Corporation • Merck Animal Health • Power Engineers, Inc. • Shook, Hardy & Bacon

Underwriting Sponsors

Commerce Bank • Frontiers: University of Kansas Clinical and Translational Science Institute