Einstein STEAM Fair
Where imagination, innovation & competition meet
April 28, 2018
Location: Northeast Wisconsin Technology College (NWTC) Student Center
( 2740 W Mason St, Green Bay, WI 54307 - Parking lot #6)
Our students are talented, so let's showcase their skills & abilities at the premier STEAM Fair. This event will be made up of different events/competitions/challenges, including the traditional Science Fair, (which was previously held in conjunction with the Science Expo at Shopko Hall), a Chain Reaction Contraption Competition (also referenced as a Rube Goldberg Machine), an Instant Engineering Challenge, and Tinkering Spaces.
Students are encouraged to participant and register for more than one of the competitions and challenges. Judging times will be coordinated if you are participating in more than one event. The various tinkering spaces will be open to all participants to check out throughout the day as they wait for their judging and competition times. We hope parents/guardians find these fun and educational too.
The registration deadline for all competitions & challenges is Friday, March 23, 2018. Best in Show for the Science Fair, winners of the Chain Reaction Contraption Competition, and Instant Challenge participants will receive fun techie prizes and/or scholarships to some amazing summer camps.
Registration for each event is now open
Encourage your student (grades 1-8) to show off their scientific method skills by completing a science fair project.
A science fair project is a unique way for students to pose questions, find answers, and to meet their own curiosity about the world. This project is an experiment, a demonstration, and a research effort. The student presents their finds and overall project layout to a group of judges at the STEAM Fair event. The Best in Show winners for the various ages groups (grades 3-5, grades 6-8) will receive phenomenal prizes.
Registration Deadline: Friday, March 23, 2018
Science Fair Project Resources
Chain Reaction Contraption Competition
This competition will challenge students grades 1st - 8th to create an elaborate, machine that completes a simile task. Teams and their machines are judged on a range of criteria from complexity, design, creativity, story-telling and team chemistry– along with the successful achievement of the task at hand.
This competition is a two part project. First, student teams will create their machine and record it for a panel of judges to review. (Detailed instructions and rules are linked below.) The judging panel will choice the top 25 projects to move forward to part 2. The top 25 projects will present their project outline, video and successes in a 5 minute overview at the STEAM Fair in front of their peers, parents/guardians, and another panel of judges. The top 3 presenter will win amazing prizes! All competition participants, part 1 & part 2 will be invited to join us at the STEAM Fair.
2018 Task: CUT THE CHEESE (up to interpretation )
Chain Reaction Contraption Competition Resources
- Project/ Video Judging Rubric
- Tips & Tricks for a Successful Project/video
Competition Project Deadlines:
Team Registration & Video Submission Deadline: Friday, March 23, 2018
Finalist Notification: Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Finalist Presentations: Saturday, April 28, 2018
Suggested video formats:
WebM files; MPEG4; 3GPP; MOV files; AVI; MPEGPS; WMV; FLV; MTS; OGG
Instant Engineering Challenge
Throughout the STEAM Fair day, there will be a variety of instant challenges to explore student's STEM skills and team work capabilities. These challenges provide a chance for small teams to show off their creative problem solving skills in a short, unrehearsed presentation. This challenge will reward teams for teamwork and creativity of their solution.
Students without the support of team members can sign up as an individual onsite the day of the event to be placed on a team (first come, first served). Any teams registered with less than 6 members may have an additional member added on the day of the event.
All competitors will received a prize for taking on this challenge and putting yourself out there.
Registration Deadline: Friday, March 23, 2018
Instant Engineering Challenge Resources
A Makerspace will be available all day for both student participants and their parents/guardians to get creative and tinkerer. This is an opportunity in a safe and supportive environment to learn the use of traditional tools, digital manufacturing, coding, electronics and design, while also developing the soft skills and grit that are crucial to success in the 21st Century workforce.