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How to Enter the STEAM Expo



Any Capital Region student in grades 9 through 12 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 can enter either as an individual, with a partner, or in a small group, but no more than 4 students are allowed in a group.

Please note, all students involved in the project must register for the STEAM Expo and be present at the Expo. No project may be registered that involves the work of more than 4 students.

If all members of a project are not present at the Expo, the team will not be considered for a monetary award. The team may still showcase their project, receive feedback from the judges, and be considered for the People's Choice Trophy.


Every student team requires a sponsoring teacher or mentor. The teacher/mentor’s role is to help guide the students toward a more robust project and to review the project for accuracy and completeness. The teacher/mentor should also review the rules and the rubric with the students to ensure the project satisfies all requirements.


Due to space limitations, the number of registered projects will be capped at 40. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis… so register early and no later than Friday, April 21, 2023!

All 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.


There is a $10 per student registration fee to enter a project in the STEAM Expo. Checks should be made payable to CCHS iCARE. Please write STEAM Expo in the MEMO field of the check. Project registration fees may also be paid during the on-line registration process using PayPal.


To complete the on-line project registration form, click here.  You will need the following information:

  • Students on the Team:  first and last names, home mailing address, personal email address, contact phone number, school name, grade in school, t-shirt size, and completed Waiver of Liability and Medical Release forms.

  • Sponsoring Teacher/Mentor:  first and last names, and email address.

  • Project:  project title, and a project summary including how it relates to STEAM (3-5 sentences). 

Project registration will not be complete until the registration fee and on-line project registration form have been received and reviewed by the STEAM Expo Committee. If paying by check, please mail the registration fee to Michele Famoso, Colonie Central High School, 1 Raider Blvd, Albany, NY 12205, ATTN: STEAM Expo.

Project Registration Checklist


  1. Download and complete the Waiver of Liability (one per student) and Medical Release (one per student).

  2. Complete and submit the on-line project registration form, including completed Waiver of Liability and Medical Release forms.

  3. 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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