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2018-2019 Research and Development Forum

May 4, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Shawnee Mission West High School
8800 W. 85th Street, Overland Park KS 66212

Highlighting SMSD S.T.E.A.M. Innovative Student Projects
Science  *  Technology  *  Engineering  *  Arts  *  Math

Grades 2-12

R&D Forum 2018

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  • R&D Information
  • R&D Project Entry Form (Available March, 2019)
  • Student Project Registration Information
  • R&D Schedule (coming soon)

Students may apply for financial assistance for developing projects by filling out the Project Innovation Fund Grant Application


R&D Forum entries may receive one of several types of awards, including trophies, scholarships, and/or ribbons based on the level of the awards. The decisions of the R&D Forum judges are final. Entries may receive one or more of the following awards:

Regnier Award – ​The highest award given and named in recognition of the Regnier family.

Award of Distinction – Superior quality, merit, or skill surpassing the criteria for Grand Awards.

Grand Award – Unique achievement.  

Ribbons – Indicates levels of accomplishment. 

The Regnier Awards, Awards of Distinction, and Grand Awards are presented at the awards ceremony held at the conclusion of the annual R and D Forum in the SM West auditorium. 

Our sincere appreciation goes to the Regnier Family for 56 years of generous support for the Shawnee Mission School District R&D Forum​.

Interactive Areas and Exhibits

  • See the high school US FIRST Robotics teams square off in competition. 
  • Cheer for your favorite C02 cars as they whiz down the raceway to the finish line. 
  • Explore the wonders of science through hands-on activities.  Observe artists in action and participate in creating a masterpiece.

In order to ensure a variety of quality interactive activities and exhibits for students and their families to enjoy, support from teachers, students and community partners is greatly needed. Do you have an interactive activity or exhibit you would like to share with others? Time can range from 1 hour to full day on the day of the R&D forum.

If you would like to provide an interactive activity/exhibit or volunteer to help with the interactive activities during the R&D Forum, please contact Dr. Darren Dennis. ​

R&D Student Art Exhibit


Office of Academic Innovation
Dr. Christy Ziegler