PLTW Senior Showcase

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Update 3/16/2020: 

Due to Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas’s State of Emergency proclamation and per new CDC guidance the 4/21/2020 PLTW Senior Showcase at Hy-Vee Arena is cancelled. Online competitions may still take place. Teachers will be notified directly by KC STEM Alliance staff.

This annual event celebrates graduating PLTW students and highlights their senior capstone projects from the Engineering Design and Development and Biomedical Innovation courses in a festive event for friends, family, educators, businesses and community members.

Students bring their PLTW curriculum to life as they share their projects with attendees and judges for the STEM Innovator Award Contest. The event wraps up with an awards ceremony recognizing the STEM Innovator Award finalists and winners of the online KC Engineering Design Competition and KC Biomedical Research Competitions.

Event Details

Event Date: April 21, 2020
Location: Hy-Vee Arena, 1800 Genessee St, Kansas City, MO 64102
Schedule (subject to change):

9-11:30 a.m.
Open House: 450+ PLTW students share projects with the public.

Innovator Awards: Judges visit teams nominated by their teachers for this competition, voting for those that best exemplify innovation and market potential with “investment” dollars. Winning teams received invitations to Make It REAL, a workshop about the world of entrepreneurship and product development.

Project Reviews: All Showcase guests are invited to serve as formal reviewers and visit with students to learn about their project ideas. Suggested questions are provided for reviewers upon check-in at the registration table. Each project team will have (3) three formal reviews with a judge or reviewer.

Noon-12:45 p.m.
Award & Recognition Ceremony

Student Registration

Register here to reserve your table for the PLTW Senior Showcase so you can share all of your hard work with your family, friends and the community.

NOTE: Your Senior Showcase table reservation is not included in your online competition registration in the Innovation Portal. You must register here to reserve your table.

  • Showcase Table Reservation Window: January 7-February 7, 2020
  • Registration Deadline: February 7, 2020
  • To register:

Biomedical Innovations students click here.

Engineering Design & Development students click here.

Volunteer Judges and Reviewers

Can you help serve as a judge for the STEM Innovator Awards or review projects during the Showcase open house? We seek professionals from a variety of fields who can help make this a great student experience.