James P.G. Sterbenz Science Fair Information

Langston Hughes Science and Engineering Fair

Langston Hughes Elementary School
1101 George Williams Way
Lawrence, KS 66049

It is time to begin planning for your participation in the First Annual Langston Hughes Science and Engineering Fair (LHSEF) and the Douglas County Science and Engineering Fair (DCSEF). Beginning a science or engineering project is a great holiday vacation activity! Science fair projects can be fun for both students and parents, and are an excellent way for kids to learn about the scientific method and gain skills that will help them in college. They are a fun way to learn by doing. Anyone can do a science fair project!

The first annual Langston Hughes Science and Engineering Fair (LHSEF) will take place 31 Jan. – 2 Feb. 2007. Projects should be dropped off between 8:20 and 8:45 AM on the morning of Wed. Jan 31 when students arrive, and picked up at 3:45 PM on Fri. 2 Feb at parent pickup. Entries may be individual or groups of two or three and must follow the guidelines of the Douglas County Science and Engineering Fair (see below). Every participant will receive a ribbon!

The Lawrence Public Library has resources to help with project decisions and execution.

Important Dates and Deadlines

LHSEF 2007 Dates
Day Date Time Description
Fri. 19 Jan. registration due by email or phone
Wed. 31 Jan. 08:20–08:45 exhibit dropoff
14:30–18:00 judging
Thu.
Fri.
1–2 Feb. 09:00–16:00 exhibits open for school viewing
Fri. 2 Feb. 15:45
parent pickup
exhibit pickup

Organising Committee and Call for Volunteers

We will schedule a planning meeting in the first week of January. If you are willing to help with logistics or judging, please contact James Sterbenz: <jpgs@ittc.ku.edu> or call +1 508 944 3067.

James P.G. Sterbenz, Chair
Adrian del Nevo
Erik Perrins

Douglas County Science and Engineering Fair

Building 21
Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds
2110 Harper
Lawrence, KS

The Douglas County Science and Engineering Fair (DCSEF) will be held 6–10 February, 2007. Project guidelines must be followed and registration forms (printed 2-sided if possible) submitted 17–26 January (before the Langston Hughes fair). Projects from grades 4–6 that win awards at the DCSEF will be encouraged to enter the Greater Kansas City Science and Engineering Fair (see below).

The Lawrence Public Library has DCSEF information, including resources to help with project decisions and execution. Printed DCSEF information and entry forms are available in the Children's Room

Important Dates and Deadlines

DCSEF 2007 Dates
Day Date Time Description
17–26 Jan entry forms due
there will be no walk-in registration
Tue. 6 Feb. 15:00–20:00 exhibit setup
Wed. 7 Feb. 08:00–12:00
18:00–22:00 judging
exhibits closed to the public
Thu. 8 Feb. 08:00–12:00
Thu. exhibits open to the public
Fri. 9 Feb. 12:00–22:00
19:00–21:00 awards assembly
Sat. 10 Feb. 09:00–12:00 exhibit pickup
exhibits not picked up by noon will be discarded

Organising Committee

Dave Nordlund, Chair
James P.G. Sterbenz

Greater Kansas City Science and Engineering Fair

The Greater Kansas City Science and Engineering Fair will be held 28–31 March, 2007.

Important Dates and Deadlines

This information is provided as a convenience to the LHSEF and DCSEF communities. The GKCSEF pages should always be checked for the latest and definitive information.

GKCSEF 2007 Dates
Day Date Time Description
Fri. 12–23 Feb. 17:00 entry forms due
GKCSEF entry forms will be available at DCSEF
Wed. 28 Mar. 08:00–15:00 exhibit setup
16:00–22:00 judging and junior/senior interviews
exhibits closed to the public
Thu. 29 Mar. 07:00–12:00
12:00–17:45 exhibits open to the public
Fri. 30 Mar. 09:00–19:30
Sat. 31 Mar. 10:00–16:30
13:30–15:30 awards ceremony
10:00–16:30 exhibit pickup
exhibits not picked up by 16:30 will be discarded

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