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.
NO LATER THAN 5:00pm
Full contest details can be found HERE.
NO LATER THAN 5:00pm
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The $6.00 entry fee must accompany registration for the application to be complete.
8:00am - 3:00pm
Students may set up exhibits at Union Station. All projects must be set up by 3:00pm.
4:00 - 10:00pm
The Fair is closed to the public.
7:30 - 8:30pm
7th - 8th grade students are invited to be at their projects to interview with academic judges.
All 9th - 12th grade students should be at their projects to interview with academic judges.
7:00am – 12:00pm
12:00 - 5:00pm*
The Fair is free and open to the public. Science Fair booth closes at 5pm, Fair is still open for public!
*Subject to change
9:00am - 4:00pm
The Fair is free and open to the public.
4:00 - 7:00pm
All projects must be removed by 7:00 pm. Projects not picked up will be discarded!
10:00am - 12:00pm
Parents, teachers, relatives and friends are invited to attend.
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
Commerce Bank • Frontiers: University of Kansas Clinical and Translational Science Institute