Watch the recap video from STEMfest! 2013
STEMfest! at The Works connects industry, education and community. STEMfest! is all about teaching middle and high school students the importance of real-world math, science and engineering problem solving. Local business and industry partners collaborate to develop 3 Problem Solving Challenges relating to their industries. Prior to the STEMfest! event, eager groups of high school and middle school students select one Problem Solving Challenge to research and take their best shot developing a solution. Participation in STEMfest! is free to schools and students and all supplies are also provided to students free of charge.
During STEMfest!, students present their solutions to a live audience and panel of judges. Awards are presented to teams with top honors in each Problem Solving Challenge category. Participating in STEMfest! allows students to gain insight and cultivate interest in a future career path. For some students, participation even leads to wonderful internship opportunities with local businesses.
During STEMfest!, businesses representing several STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) industries fill the museum's 1st Floor welcoming guests to participate in hands-on activities relating to their careers. Try your hand at industrial design, be wowed by chemists, and play with zoobs. The activities are endless are perfect for kids and adults of all ages!
Please Note: Because of increased participation, STEMfest! 2014 has been extended to 2 days of participant presentations. Middle School presentations and judging will occur on Saturday, February 22 from Noon - 4 p.m. High School presentations and judging, public STEMfest! event, and awards presentation for Middle & High School teams will occur on Sunday, February 23 from Noon - 4 p.m.
Cost: Admission to STEMfest! event & Student Participation in STEMfest! Problem Solving Challenges:
Members & Non-Members: FREE
Lead Sponsor: In Kind Donor: