BEST Medicine Engineering Fair
March 9, 2013

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7:45 – 9:00 a.m.      Student Check In and Project Setup (NIHF STEM, Level 1)
8:00 – 12:30 p.m.    Hands on Demonstrations/Informational Booths (Gym)
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.    The University of Akron Information Session followed by Campus Walking Tour (NIHF STEM, Level 3)
9:30 – 12:30 p.m.    Judging of Projects (NIHF STEM, Level 1)
9:30 – 12:30 p.m.    Teacher Workshops (NIHF STEM, Level 3)
                                    To Run Simultaneously with BEST Medicine Student Judging
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.    Lunch (UA’s Quaker Station)
1:30 – 2:00 p.m.      Keynote Presentation (UA’s Quaker Station)
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.      Award Ceremony (UA’s Quaker Station)
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.      Removal of Projects
Students may remove their projects after BEST Medicine Officials announce that judging is complete.

Activities for Parents during Judging

9:00 – 11:00 a.m.    The University of Akron Information Session followed by Campus Walking Tour (NIHF STEM, Level 3)


If you visit the Akron Art Museum on Saturday, March 9th – you will receive a “Buy One Get One” (BOGO) admission discount.  Simply identify yourself as a BEST MEDICINE guest and you will pay full price for one admission and receive the second admission free.

*This offer is only valid for BEST Medicine participants and chaperones and is only valid on Saturday March 9th 11:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Website:


National Inventors Hall of Fame® STEM School
Address: 199 S. Broadway St. Akron, OH 44308
Web link:

We will have two available entries to the building:

  • The front (west) entrance at 199 Broadway
  • The back (east) entrance (facing the railroad tracks) which you can access by the Quaker Square Entrance on Broadway

What is held here?

  • Judging of Student Poster Displays
  • Teacher Workshops
  • Hands- on Demonstrations
  • Informational Booths

Quaker Station- Quaker Square Inn at The University of Akron Hotel
Address: 135 South Broadway, Akron, Ohio (OH) 44325-9002
Web link:
Directions: The Quaker Station is behind the hotel and within walking distance from the NIHF STEM School.

What is held here?

  • Lunch
  • Key Note Presentation
  • Awards Ceremony

FREE Parking is available in the Morley Health Parking Deck.  The entrance is off of South Broadway Street, just north of the National Inventors Hall of Fame® STEM School.

Additional Parking is available in the Quaker Square Parking Lot.  The entrance is off of East Bowery Street, behind the Quaker Square Building.  Additional parking can be found across Mill Street from Quaker Square, accessed via south Summit Street.

Judges may leave immediately following the judging of projects portion of the event, but we welcome you to stay for lunch!

  • Arrive at 8:30 a.m.
  • Judges Meeting at 9:00 a.m.
  • Judging Begins at 9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

More detailed information will be emailed to all volunteers.

  • Arrive at 7:00-7:15 a.m.
  • Volunteers Meeting at 7:30 a.m.
  • Students arrive at 7:45 a.m.