All projects need to be registered with your science teacher
by Saturday, January 14, 2023


STEM fair on-line Registration

The  STEM – Science /Technology/Engineering/Mathematics - FAIR


PURPOSE: The purpose of the STEM FAIR is to provide a venue for students to  

                   engage in a competition which will help them focus on the scientific  

                    process and reward them for their efforts.

WHEN: , Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 8:00 am

WHERE: West Geauga Middle School

2023 Stem Fair Schedule of Events 

08:00 – 11:00              Math Competition                                         Library

08:00                            Doors open at for Individual Project Setup           Hallway outside "Old                                                                                                           Middle School Offices"

08:30 – Completion   Judging of Individual Project                    Hallway outside "Old                                                                  Middle School Offices"   


09:00                           How Do I Fare Briefing                                 Room 34

09:15                           Junk Box War Briefing                                 Cafeteria

09:30                           Junk Box War Design/Construction            Cafeteria


11:00                      Junk Box War Construction Ends/ Testing     Cafeteria

Award Ceremony after completion of Junk Box Wars in Cafeteria

The West Geauga Kiwanis Club is now underway in preparing for the 2023 STEM Fair on January 28th.  STEM Fair is an acronym for
science/technology/engineering & math.  Students from
West Geauga High School, Middle School, Home Schooled in the WG School District, Key Club Members, and invited students, who will be conducting individual research projects of their own choice as well as problem solving competitions.


  Students will also be competing with individual technical research projects of their own interest.  In addition, students may choose to compete in math,  and the popular Junk Box War.  Kiwanis members will be visiting the schools to answer questions of students who wish to participate.  As you may recall, West Geauga was one of only three high schools in the country to receive Intel's prestigious Technology Award.


If you are interested in the success of our high school in technology, be sure to attend  the STEM Fair on Saturday, January 28th 2023 at 8:00 AM to find out more.


  For further information call / email

       Rich Levine, Chairman



Rules and Regulations



W.G. Kiwanis 2023 STEM FAIR

Assemble in Cafeteria for briefing at 9:15 and combined start at 9:30

           Saturday January 28th 2023 – 9:30 at the Middle School Cafeteria

The JUNK BOX WAR is open to students in grade 9-12

Two or three students only make up a team, (not less than two and no more than three students)

The competition will begin at 09:30 sharp.  If you are late, you will lose valuable time,  your Team Leader must register your team on-line by January 14th, 2023.

Each Team will be given a Table Number where you will find a box of "junk".

All of the teams will have identical "junk" in their boxes

You will have two hours to build a mechanism to carry out a specific function.

After two hours all construction must end and the team competition phase will begin.

Each member of the First, Second, and Third Place Winning Team will be awarded a metal, a certificate and monetary award

An award will also be given out to the most unique designed mechanism.

Form your Team and register now!


Individual Projects



INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS: Students must register their entry forms with a  

                      description of their project by January 14th, 2023               


                     All projects must be signed by their Science Teacher, parent or  

                          guardian (if home schooled).                                                                                                      

                      Only one student per entry please. Group projects will be

                       considered for judging post discussion with science teacher.

                       Student Project Exhibits must be setup before 8:30 am, Saturday January 28th, 2023

                       and ready for  judging. Students must be present during judging

The Kiwanis Club of West Geauga will follow the

Ohio Academy of Science 2022-2023

OAS is using ProjectBoard this year for all projects and suggest students use it throughout their entire planning process.  They recommend that local fairs use it as well so students can easily register and participate in the district and state fair.  Please contact your teacher for class id.

Science Day Standards 2022-2023


Table-top display dimensions shall not exceed 36 inches (91 cm) wide by 30 inches (76 cm) deep. The top of the display shall not be more than 85 inches (216 cm) above floor level or 55 inches (140 cm) above a 30inch high table. Extensions of a project beyond the state limits will result in dismantling or severe modification of the display, and may disqualify the student’s participation.

                       The exhibit must be sturdy enough to stand on its own. Assume drafts and possible bumps during display.

SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS: Do not display anything that could injure a small

                        child or could harm anyone who might touch it.

                        Do not display food of any type – use pictures.

DISQUALIFICATION: The violation of any rule may mean disqualification.


JUDGING: Two judges will review and evaluate your Research Project. The

                         judges are professionals and teachers in the field of Science,

                         Engineering, and Technology.


         How Do I Fare?

A.      6th, 7th and 8th grade students only who are not doing an individual project does not need to be in Two students team up ( the same grade) and use both their heads to solve the challenge puzzles

You must be present at the 09:00 am briefing.  The Competition will begin at 09:30 sharp.  If you are late you will score 0 for those puzzles missed.  Both students must register on-line by Friday Jan 14th, 2022

There will be 12 puzzles arranges in 3 rooms.  You will have 4 minutes to read the problem description and work to solve it.  The correct answer scores 2 points.  A bonus question will earn you and additional point,  An alarm will sound at 5 minutes and you move to the next puzzle station,

This is not a test.  It will be a fun, surprising and entertaining show of science where you use probel solving skills, ingenuity, logic, life experience and two heads to solve puzzles (which is what science is all about.