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Dates: Free Admission for 2-day Event!

Saturday, February 21, 2015 - Middle School Competition Judging & Community Event

Sunday, February 22, 2015 - High School Competition Judging, Community Event & Awards Presentations

Time: Noon - 4:00 p.m.

A team of Heath High School students received top honors in the 2014 STEMfest! Biofuels Problem Solving Challenge.

View photos from STEMfest! 2014.

Watch the recap video from STEMfest! 2014


STEMfest! 2014 by the Numbers:

  • 800+ guests
  • 46 STEM industry & education partners
  • 30 Middle School Teams
  • 26 High School Teams

Congratulations to the following STEMfest! 2014 Problem Solving Challenge and Persistent Scientist winners:

  • Middle School Biofuels: Ty List, Jamison Castillo – Watkins Memorial Middle School
  • Middle School Toothpick Bridge: Kelton Grogg, Cory Berg, Jonathan Pastor, Wyatt Kissell, Chase Holdener – Mount Vernon Middle School
  • Middle School Aerodynamics: William Stephens, Jay T Shumate, Matthew Rollison, Roslynn Parker, Chad Moore, Jud Sherrick, Ryan Metcalf – Heritage Middle School
  • High School Biofuels: Austin Sigman, Alex Willey, Trevor Price, Donny Beistel, Richard Chen – Heath High School
  • High School Toothpick Bridge: Salena Cordell, Chase Kennedy, Jacob Dennis – C-TEC of Licking County
  • High School Aerodynamics: Matt Charles, Devin Chaffin, Cheyenne Long, Taylor Grundy, Alexis Simpson
  • Middle School Persistent Scientist: Logan Nethers – Licking Valley Middle School
  • High School Persistent Scientist: Keith Altman – Fredericktown High School



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 the community event portion of STEMfest!, businesses utilizing STEM education principles - such as Boeing, Rolls Royce, and Owens Corning - show guests how science, technology, engineering, and math is applied within their industry through fun hands-on activities. These activities showcase what the business does, the impact it has on our community, and future career opportunities for students.



Admission Cost: Admission is FREE and open to the public for the 2-day STEMfest! event.


2013-14 STEM Financial Sponsors:

2013-14 STEM In-Kind Supporters: