Community Invited to SMSD R&D Forum Open Houses

Research and Development Forum
Shawnee Mission School District

The entire community is invited to see the talent and accomplishments of Shawnee Mission School District (SMSD) students and staff at this year’s R&D Forum Student Showcase. A series of open house events begins on Monday, April 18, 2022 at the Center for Academic Achievement, 8200 W. 71st St.

The R&D Forum features student projects in science, technology, engineering, arts, and career and technical education and is a wonderful way to see the accomplishments of SMSD students and staff. The SMSD extends sincere appreciation to the Regnier Family for 60 years of generous support for the SMSD R&D Forum.

Here is a full schedule:

Middle and High School Art Showcase

Open House at the Center for Academic Achievement (CAA), 8200 W. 71st St.

· 3 to 5 p.m. on April 18-20, 2022

· 4 to 7 p.m. on April 21, 2022 (includes reception for students)

All Grades Science Showcase

Open House at the Center for Academic Achievement (CAA), 8200 W. 71st St.

· 3 to 5 p.m. on April 18-20, 2022

· 4 to 7 p.m. on April 21, 2022 (includes reception for students

Elementary Art Showcase

Open House at the Center for Academic Achievement (CAA), 8200 W. 71st St.

· 3 to 5 p.m. on April 25-27, 2022

· 4 to 7 p.m. on April 28, 2022 (includes reception for students)

Career and Technical Education (CTE) Showcase

Open House at the Center for Academic Achievement (CAA), 8200 W. 71st St.

· 3 to 5 p.m. on April 25-27, 2022

· 4 to 7 p.m. on April 28, 2022 (includes reception for students)

Click here for more information on the R&D Forum

 Next Great Idea Pitch Competition – April 30, 2022

The Next Great Idea pitch competition gives student innovators an opportunity to pitch an idea to judges for a chance to win cash prizes and money to advance their competition entry.

The pitch competition will be live-streamed so friends, family, and the community can participate as well. Visit www.smsd.org on April 30, 2022, for a link to watch the event and to cast your live vote. Finalists will present their pitches live from 9-11:30 am. 

A People’s Choice category, determined by public voters, will be awarded a $500 prize. Online voting will occur immediately following the final pitch presentation for a designated time frame.​​​​​​​

Research and Development Forum