2018 STL CS Fair

Saint Louis Science Center / St. Louis, MO / March 24-24, 2018

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2018 STL CS Fair

GlobalHack and the Saint Louis Science Center are partnering for the first ever STL Computer Science (CS) Fair on Saturday, March 24, 2018. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Students ages 10 through 18 are encouraged to enter computer science (CS) projects that they’ve created at home, at school, or youth program. Eligible projects include games, mobile apps, web applications, or custom-built websites. Projects can be submitted by individual students or groups with up to six team members.

Science fair participants are expected to bring their own laptop and/or monitor to display their projects in an expo-style event. Projects will be evaluated based on creativity, execution, and presentation. A select number of prizes will be given to the top projects.

In order to display projects, students or their parents must complete an application and pay an entry fee of $25. A limited supply of scholarships are available for families who qualify. Contact Beth Casagrand at beth@globalhack.org for more information.


What sort of project can a student submit?

Any platform, software, or language is allowed as long as the final project falls into the category of “Games”, “Apps”, or “Websites”.  Any project that is “remixed” or “forked” from another project(s) should be clearly marked as such, list the original project, and should have notable differences.

What are the judging categories?

The three main categories are “Games”, “Apps”, and “Websites”. These categories are further broken into three age divisions:  ages 10 – 12, ages 13 – 15, and ages 16 – 18. The age divisions should be based on the age of the participant on the day of competition. For group projects, the age division is determined by the eldest participant.  Projects will be evaluated based on creativity, execution, and presentation.

Can students enter group projects?

Yes. Students can enter a project created by a group of up to six, as long as all team members agree on submitting the project and are given credit for their work.

Are there prizes?

All science fair participants will receive a participation certificate. The ten finalists for each category receive a medal, and the top project in each category and division receives an award.  

What is the schedule for the day?

8:00 a.m. Project drop-off and set-up

9:00 a.m. Computer Science Expo and Judging

12:00 p.m. Finalist Demos

3:00 p.m. Judge Deliberation

3:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony

4:00 p.m. Adjourn

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