Science fairs of the future

What comes to mind when we think of school science fairs? Maybe clay model volcanoes spewing out goo, display boards with hand drawn illustrations, petri dish experiments collecting mold? These days, though, science fairs have been invigorated, as evidenced by the success of the Google Science Fair. We've transitioned from dusty events that feel straight out of the 1950s to those that are more contemporary, addressing current events and engaging students in a new way.

But what will science fairs of the future look like? That's the most recent question posed in Wired magazine's monthly series, Found. This series explores how the future might look on a random assortment of topics: the future of watches, TV dinners, restrooms and grocery stores, for example.

Each month, we’ll propose a scenario and present some ideas and concepts. Then it’s up you: Sketch out your vision and upload your ideas. We’ll use the best suggestions as inspiration for a future Found page, giving kudos to contributors, and we’ll add our favorite submission to this story.

So if you've got an idea, let them know with images (preferably) and text. We look forward to seeing what you come up with.

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