One of the Shawnee Mission School District’s biggest celebrations of student achievement takes place this weekend.
The 57th annual Research and Development Forum (R&D Forum) will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 4 at Shawnee Mission West High School, 8800 W. 85th St. The R&D Forum is a districtwide showcase of student innovation and achievement, is free and open to the public, and provides an opportunity for attendees to help people in our community.
The R&D Forum Will Feature:
· Innovative Student Projects in the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math
· Interactive Exhibits including
High school robotics teams
CO2 Car races
Hands-on Science Activities and Art Projects
· Musical Performances
· From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., high school students will also compete in a Lunch Challenge, sponsored by Harvesters. Each team will collaborate to plan and prepare a meal with a specified budget while learning about the challenges of food insecurity in our community.
At 4 p.m. the event will conclude with an award ceremony and reception.
For more information about the R&D Forum: https://www.smsd.org/academics/rd-forum
Attendees are encouraged to bring food items to donate to support Harvesters. The goal is to fill donation barrels at the R&D Forum with food items, providing a friendly competition among feeder patterns.
Harvesters is seeking:
Canned fruits and vegetables
Hot and cold cereal
We extend our sincere appreciation to the Regnier Family for their generous support of the Shawnee Mission School District R&D Forum.
Artwork created by Tristan Burnum, SM East senior.