The Engineering, Mathematics and Science Expo at UW-Platteville is where current college students and faculty will share their projects and open their lab spaces and classrooms to the public for interactive demonstrations, exhibits, workshops, and contests.


Youth Participants

The EMS Expo is open to students in fifth through twelfth grade. Participants will experience engineering, mathematics, and science up close through more than 50 hands-on activities, all designed to provide a glimpse into the exciting world of STEM!

Get an idea of the types of exhibits you can expect!

View previous exhibits

Contests and Competitions

The EMS Expo has organized several contests and competitions for K-12 student participants to highlight the excitement and challenges of engineering, mathematics, and science.

In most cases, an entry form and fee are required to participate, and students must spend time prior to Expo day preparing for the contests. In some cases, they can choose to participate on-the-spot on Expo day.

See previous contests and competitions:

Scavenger Hunt

The scavenger hunt is a fun activity that is part of the EMS Expo. It helps students stay focused and make the most of the Expo experience.

The scavenger hunt consists of a list of questions that can be answered by visiting different activities, exhibits, presentations, and demonstrations at the Expo. Teachers are encouraged to edit the scavenger hunt questions to cover a desired breadth or depth of topics. If current UW-Platteville students would like to be involved please submit a project or exhibit.

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UW-Platteville Student Involvement

The EMS Expo would not be possible without the involvement of current UW-Platteville students. There are several ways you can get involved, either individually, with friends, or with your student organization:

Submit a project or exhibit to be eligible to win $250 in cash prizes. Deadline to submit entries is Friday, Feb. 26, 2021.

Enter the Science as Art contest. Art is valued for its capacity to communicate. Art is a way to express or visualize complex scientific phenomena into a comprehensible interpretation for everyone. The goal of the Science as Art Exhibit is to spark public interest in science through artistic expression. The Science as Art Exhibit is organized as a contest for current UW-Platteville students and celebrates their creativity by showcasing art primarily through images capturing scientific phenomena or generated using scientific tools. Submissions from UW-Platteville students are collected and judged. All submissions will be showcased during the Expo event.

Please note that all of these opportunities require pre-registration and approval.

Volunteering is a great opportunity for UW-Platteville students who wish to be involved in the EMS Expo but are not part of a specific project or exhibit. If you would like to volunteer, please stay tuned for more information.