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Night @ The Lab

Night @ The Lab is an exciting program from the KU Medical Center Area Health Education Center that was created to provide an opportunity for high school students to explore the connections between health and science and 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 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 KU Medical Center.

Night @ The Lab 2021

We are excited to launch the 2021 Night @ The Lab competition. Due to COVID restrictions, we will host the competition virtually again this year. Teams will compete in a regional competition by submitting recorded presentations. The winners from each region will give a live presentation (via Zoom) to a panel of judges. Instructions for submitting presentations will be provided after registration. Please review the Night @ The Lab Guidelines for more competition rules and timeline. To register for this year's competition, please complete the form below. Contact Seth Nutt at snutt@kumc.edu for more information.

Night @ The Lab 2021 Registration

Past Statewide Winners

Review the previous years' winners, including a video of the 2020 honorees presenting their topic.

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University of Kansas Medical Center
KU Area Health Education Center
1501 S. Joplin
4th Floor, Shirk Hall
Pittsburg, KS 66762
Phone: 620-235-4040