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Night @ The Lab

Night @ The Lab

Registrations are now being accpeted for the 2018 Night @ The Lab regional competitions! See the schedule of the competitions on the right side of the page.

2018 Night @ The Lab Registration Form

2018 Night @ The Lab Guidelines

History of Night @ The Lab

Night @ The Lab is an exciting new program from the KU Medical Center Area Health Education Center that was created to provide an opportunity for high school students to (a) explore the connections between health and science and (b) showcase their knowledge to the community.

This program gives students the opportunity to research medical topics and create a visual display as well as an oral presentation. Together, the students will gain valuable experience in both research skills and professional presentation skills.

Each school participating will have one team of three students to represent their school at one of the six regional competitions across the state. Each team's presentation will be judged by a panel of community volunteers. The top team from each of the regional competitions will advance to the statewide competition held at the KU Medical Center where medical center staff and faculty will judge the presentations. The teams advancing to the statewide competition will be rewarded with hotel accommodations, meals and a behind-the-scenes look at the KU Medical Center.

This project was piloted in the Garden City High School Health Sciences Academy in April 2013 and saw tremendous success.

Night @ The Lab Statewide Winners

2017 - Shawnee Mission Center for Academic Advancement (Laura Hassett, Kara McCaskey, and Lauren McCaskey; Sponsor Connie Gandy)

2016 - Central Heights High School (Paige Stockard, Olivia Stockard, Riley Roll; Sponsor - Amanda Stinebaugh)

2015 - Shawnee Mission North High School (Edan Belihu, Nancy Dinh-Phan, and Oluoma Obi; Sponsor - Connie Gandy)

2014 - Wheatland High School (Lascy Ostmeyer, Allison Ryburn, and Taylor Tustin; Sponsor - Monica Countryman)

2013 - Frontenac High School (Kamri Brynds and Aubrey Vena; Sponsor - Julie Mahnken)

Last modified: Sep 11, 2018
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Night @ The Lab Dates

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October 9, 2018
North-Central Region
Concordia, Kan.

October 17, 2018
Northeast Region
Lawrence, Kan.

October 17, 2018
Northwest Region
Colby, Kan.

October 23, 2018
Southeast Region
Iola, Kan.

October 24, 2018
Southwest Region
Garden City, Kan.

November 8, 2018
South-Central Region
Augusta, Kan.

November 27-28, 2018
Statewide Competition
Kansas City, Kan.