In addition to four judging divisions that align with the Academy of Science St. Louis Science Fair, Kirkwood also offers a non-judged option just for our STEAMFest.
Non-Judged option: For some students, especially in younger grades, the structure of a science fair project can reduce their excitement about "doing" science or engineering. We offer the option of entering a project that won’t be judged. Instead, students will receive a short feedback form about their work (comments, questions, suggestions for further exploration). Our hope is that this will give students a positive experience that leads to a more developed project in the future. To be clear, non-judged projects will not be considered for advancement to the Academy of Science St. Louis Area Science Fair.