Student Programs

Saturday, November 5, 2016
UMKC Student Union
Event number unlimited

Meet the STEM Mentor provides students in grades 4-12 the opportunity to meet area STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) professionals to discuss science and/or engineering projects, as well as possible career opportunities. Students will learn about the many connection between STEM and everyday life while attending workshops to do fun STEM projects/activities, talking with mentors one-on-one, and visiting displays to chat with mentors about their workplace investigations/research.  In addition, you can talk with students responsible for developing many of our winning projects from the 2016 Greater Kansas City Science & Engineering Fair as well as those who won at the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair. Register free online or download a registration form to return by mail. 

Saturdays from October thru March
Union Stations Extreme Screen
No registration required
Maximum number:440

These seminars are for students in grades 8-12, their parents and teachers, and the public. Career scientists, engineers and technologists present these seminars on hot topics in science. Students learn about real KC science firsthand from those involved  and hear what scientists do on the job. Presenters hold a Q&A session after each seminar. These seminars are free. Download a schedule of seminars.

Friday, February 3, 2017
Science City at Union Station
Event limited to 400 girls

Young women in grades 6-8 enjoy an evening of hands-on experiences in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Professional women from science and math-related fields facilitate workshops and serve as role models while explaining their work challenges and achievements. The conference features a woman keynote speaker. Registration fee is $5.00. Online registration at or mail payment in with your completed registration. Registration is open. 

February 18th and March 4th
Science City Resource Room
Event limited to 50

The EYH Saturday Program gives young women an extended opportunity to explore the science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers in hands-on workshops. The participants work in small groups in one of four career fields to explore a specific career in greater depth with a female mentor.  The young women do experiments that mimic the actual work of the mentor and create take-home items produced in the workshops.  The young women may register when they register for the EYH Conference or later after the conference.  The Saturday Program will be open enrollment so EYH attendees can bring a friend. 



April 5-7, 2017 (Applications due by 5:00pm, February 24, 2017)
Union Station
Event unlimited

Students in grades 4-12 who love to do science can enter the Greater Kansas City Science and Engineering Fair.  Students design a project to explore a question of their own choosing and learn problem solving skills to become better critical thinkers. Categories for the 2017 GKCSEF, click here for the list. 

Online registration and payment is not available for this event. Application fee of $6.00 must be submitted with completed application forms.