Official Guide For KU Engineering and Science Fair

The KU Engineering and Science fair is a competition where elementary and middle school students get the chance to present their science projects and interact with engineering college students. This project can be in the form of a display board or a science model that they have created. The purpose of this competition is for students to answer a question or task, not from a textbook, but found out themselves by conducting a range of experiments and ongoing research in the amount of time allocated to them. The science fair welcomes all science projects; it can be a simple descriptive study of different trees that grow in the area to something more complex like building a robot that can spread butter. This science fair is about having fun and encouraging students to share what they find fascinating about science and engineering. There will be a maximum number of 3 prizes given out to the most exceptional presentations.

Student Set-Up:
Sunday, February 24 from 11:00am-12:00pm

Event Date: Sunday, February 24th, 2019 from 12:00-2:00pm.
Afterwards, students are free to leave or stay for EXPO.

Event Address: Learned Engineering Expansion Phase 2 (LEEP 2) Atrium | 1536 W 15th St, Lawrence, KS 66045

Deadline to sign up: February 15th, 2019

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  • A self-made science project that can present or demonstrate interesting science/technology ideas.
  • Can include but not limited to: tri-fold presentations, robotics, interactive demonstrations.
  • All work on exhibits must be done by the exhibitors. Parents may only provide advice.
  • Can be anything you made for your own school's science fair.
  • The presentations cannot have any fire.
  • Any liquids used must be contained.
  • No smoke or vapor.
  • Nothing dangerous or harmful (use common sense).