Prizes

Where big ideas pay off.

In the 2015 competition, the Burns & McDonnell Foundation awarded $155,000 in grant money:

  • Winner, Elementary Division

    $50,000
  • Winner, Secondary Division

    $50,000
  • Two Runners-Up, Elementary Division

    $5,000 each
  • Two Runners-Up, Secondary Division

    $5,000 each
  • Seven Honorable Mentions, Elementary Division

    $2,500 each
  • Seven Honorable Mentions, Secondary Division

    $2,500 each

One of the division winners also earned the grand prize — the opportunity to work with Burns & McDonnell’s architects, engineers and construction managers to bring their ideas to life at Science City!

“After the last Battle of the Brains, our pre-engineering program saw a significant growth in student enrollment. We have been using aspects from the original program and continue to see interest.”
Diane Maddox, Leawood Middle School