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Student Projects


Any Greater Capital Region student in kindergarten through 12th grade is eligible to enter a project in the STEAM Expo. Students can be from public, private, independent, or parochial schools. Home schooled students may also participate.

Students are invited to present projects in any field including science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics. The essence of the STEAM Expo is to share your passion for STEAM subjects with your peers and members of the community.

Examples of student projects include, but are not limited to:

  • Scientific Inquiry

  • Inventions & Innovations

  • Research

  • Robotics & Computer Science

  • Environment & Agriculture

  • Reverse Engineering

  • Rube Goldberg Machines

  • Science Fiction

  • Architecture & Construction

  • Art Displays & Performances

Student projects will be entered into one of two divisions:

Elementary & Middle School Division

For teams made up of students exclusively in kindergarten through 8th grade.

High School Division

For teams made up of students in grades 9 through 12.

Students may enter their project either as an individual, with a partner, or in a group of no more than 4 students. Teams can be made up of students from multiple grade levels and schools. If a team has students from multiple grades, however, the project should be entered into the division of the student(s) in the highest grade. So, for example, if a project is entered by two students in grades 8 and 9, the project should be entered into the High School Division.

Please note, all students involved in the project must register for the STEAM Expo. However, not all students on the team need to be present. All students in grades kindergarten through 8th grade who attend the STEAM Expo must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

All student projects will need some kind of visual display that explains their project. Have you ever seen a model of DNA, a math inspired dome, or even the relationship between notes in a song? The way in which scientists, engineers, artists, and mathematicians choose to present their work complements their creative and artistic ability. What better way to captivate your audience then to show off your creative side when presenting your project? Build a model or prototype, make a documentary, create a tri-fold display, a poster, or a movie, etc. Just like our universe, your creativity has no limit and the options are endless.

All high school students participating in the STEAM Expo must sign a Waiver of Liability and complete a Medical Release. To download the Waiver of Liability, click here. To download the Medical Release, click here.


You will need the following information to register a project:

  • Project Title

  • Elementary & Middle School Divisions:  first and last names of all students, parent/guardian email address and phone number, grade in school, school name, and school district.

  • High School Division:  first and last names of all students, contact email address (not associated with school), contact phone numbergrade in school, school name, and school district, and completed Waiver of Liability and Medical Release forms.​

Project registration will not be complete until the on-line project registration form has been received and reviewed by the STEAM Expo Committee.

Project Registration Checklist

  1. For the High School Division ONLY:  Download and complete the Waiver of Liability (one per student) and Medical Release (one per student).

  2. Complete and submit the appropriate division's on-line project registration form.

Once both steps 1 and 2 are completed, check your email for a message indicating your project has been accepted into the STEAM Expo.  All communication from the STEAM Expo committee will be through email.

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