Einstein STEAM Fair
presented by George F. Kress Foundation
An event where imagination, competition & innovation meet
April 28, 2018
Location: Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) Student Center
( 2740 W Mason St, Green Bay, WI 54307 - Parking lot #6)
(Judging starts at 9am; Award Ceremony is at 1:30pm)
Join us in celebrating our student's skills & abilities at the 2018 Einstein STEAM Fair. This event will be made up of different competitions, including the traditional Science Fair, (which was previously held in conjunction with the Science Expo at Shopko Hall), a Chain Reaction Competition (also referenced as a Rube Goldberg Machine), an Instant Engineering Challenge, and Tinkering Space activities.
Throughout the day, student participants, between their judging times, can enjoy the Tinkering Space activities, Instant Engineering Challenge participation, and have fun watching and learning from other student's projects. Family and friends of the students are also encouraged to hang out to enjoy this day of fun, competition and STEAM activities.
Ten scholarships vouchers to UW-Green Bay's summer camps will be available for a chance to win through a free raffle. Register for the raffle at the event. Raffle drawing will take place during Award Ceremony. Prizes for the competition winners will also be awarded at the Award Ceremony.
Lunch is provided by Disproportionality Technical Assistance Network (CESA 12) to event guests at a first come, first served basis.
Registration for the Chain Reaction Competition and Science Fair is closed.
All are still welcome to participant in Tinkering Space Activities and
Instant Engineering Challenges (register at event).
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. Registration for the Instant Engineering Challenges will take place the day of the event. All community members and families are welcome.
Instant Engineering Challenge Details
- Once in the room, students will work in teams of 3 to 6 members. Sign-up with a team or as an individual.
- Challenges run every half hour: 9am, 10am, 11am, Noon
- Students can register for as many challenge time-slots as available. Sign-up is open from 8am to 11:45pm. Its a first come, first served basis.
- Students should report to the Instant Engineering Challenge sign-up area at the NWTC Student Center 10 minutes prior to the challenge start time - don't be late!
- Challenge tasks are altered to match the grade level of the students in each session.
A tinkering space (a component of a Makerspace) will be available all day for both student participants and their parents/guardians to get creative and tinker. 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. No registration is required.
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.
Science Fair Project Resources
Chain Reaction Competition
This competition will challenge students grades 1 - 8 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