Labconco was a sponsor of the 65th Anniversary Greater Kansas City Science & Engineering Fair (GKCSEF) presented by Science City at Union Station. Sponsoring this science and engineering fair allows us to pursue our mission to promote scientific discovery starting right here at home in Kansas City, where Labconco has had its roots since 1925.
95 Schools were represented this year, and the fair comprised 847 projects from 1148 student participants from across our metro. For this event, students worked with the scientific method and its cousin, the engineering method. Labconco is a company that engineers equipment for scientific laboratories, so GKCSEF couldn’t possibly align more perfectly with our mission.
The titles of some of the projects that were presented will give you a good indication of just how creative these young scientists and engineers can be. Here are just a few of them:
Have you ever baked delicious cupcakes only to ruin them while attempting to pull them from the baking dish? Maybe a cupcake extractor could have saved the day! What about “The Snot Glove”? That one simply has to be more useful and less disgusting than it sounds. And who hasn’t needed to improve their search strategy for a vector-like quark at some point? The final title on that short list sounds like quite an ambitious project.
Prizes went to the winners in this photo. Left to right, they are:
Find out more about the GKCSEF in the event program. It’s a wonderful way to integrate engineering and science in a familiar, science fair-like environment.
UPDATE: The Kansas City Star reported on the winners, already performing cancer research in a lab outfitted with multiple Labconco Biological Safety Cabinets.
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