Research & Development Forum
2019-2020 Research and Development Forum
Saturday, May 2, 2020
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
What is the Research & Development Forum?
The Research & Development (R&D) Forum has five defined areas that students in grades 2-12 may enter. 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.
May 1st (Friday)
4:00 pm-6:00 pm - Drop off projects at SMW High School
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Judging of projects
May 2nd (Saturday)
8:00 am - Regnier Judging
9:00 am - 3:30 pm - Interactives and Exhibits Open to the public
4:00 pm - Awards Ceremony/Reception/ Pick up Displays
Science and CTE Project Pick Up: Students are responsible to pick up all displays on Saturday, May 2nd between 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. at Shawnee Mission West High School. Entries that are not picked up will be returned to the Center for Academic Achievement.
To arrange for project pickup please after May 2, please call:
Science: Joni Kelsey 913.993.8653
CTE: Mary Hedrick 913.993.8728
All projects not picked up will be discarded on May 15th.
Art Project Pick Up: Teachers are responsible for picking up artwork on Saturday, May 2 between 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm. Students are not allowed to pick up their art entries.
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. 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 58 years of generous support for the Shawnee Mission School District R&D Forum.
Student project entry information
Music Performance Schedule
Schedule coming soon
- 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 3 hours to full day on the day of the R&D forum.