Great Plains (Kansas + Kansas City Metro)

Regional Coordinator: Kevin Koester, P.E.

Welcome to the Great Plains Region!

Our region includes teams from the entire state of Kansas and the Kansas City metropolitan area.  

The 2022-2023 competition cycle marks the 20th regional event for the Great Plains Region!

Make sure to like our Facebook Page ( and follow us on Twitter (@GreatPlainsFC). 

If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact us by email at


Kevin Koester, P.E.

Regional Coordinator

785-296-3221 - work direct




April 28, 2022

1st Place - Mexico City - Southwest Middle School, Lawrence, KS

2nd Place - Viridi Castrum - Prairie Trail Middle School, Olathe, KS 

3rd Place - Arcoiris - West Middle School, Lawrence, KS

February 22, 2021

Our awards page has been updated with our 2020-2021 Top 6 and Special Award Winners!

October 16, 2020

Our regional website has been updated for the 2020-2021 competition cycle --

Things are different this year, so if we've missed something on our website, please let us know at!

January 25, 2020

Please check out the Awards page - it now has this year's Regional Award winners.

July 16, 2019

Exciting news! The 2019-2020 theme has been announced and the program book is available NOW at

This year's theme: "Clean Water: Tap Into Tomorrow."

The Challenge: Choose a threat to your city’s water supply and design a resilient system to maintain a reliable supply of clean drinking water. Great opportunity for your middle school students! Learn more and register today: …

January 30, 2019

Check out the awards page, they are now listed!

January 21, 2018
February 22, 2017

Teratai from Southwest Middle School placed fifth overall out of 43 teams and won the NSPE special award while competing at the National Finals in Washington DC!

March 23, 2016

Our regional competition was held on Saturday, January 21, 2017 and here are the top 5 teams:


1st Place Teratai Southwest Middle School Lawrence, KS
2nd Place Acacious Morgan County R-1 School Stover, MO
3rd Place Oron Zai West Middle School Lawrence, KS
4th Place Zokumanyana Liberty Memorial Central Middle School