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STEMfest! 2017

Join us for two days of family fun!  FREE ADMISSION.

  • Watch students compete

  • Hands-on fun with local STEM industries

Saturday, Feb. 18 - Middle School Competition
9:30 AM - Judging begins
Noon - 4 PM - Industry partner tables open
4 PM - Awards ceremony

Sunday, Feb. 19 - High School Competition
Noon - Judging begins
Noon - 4 PM - Industry partner tables open
4 PM - Awards ceremony


2017 Problem Solving Challenges:
Architectural Engineering Challenge: Sponsored by Newark City Engineers Office, Central Ohio Technical College (COTC), and Ohio University Civil Engineering

3D Technology Challenge: Sponsored by Anomatic.

Biofuels Challenge: Sponsored by Denison University of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Ohio Soybean Council.

2017 STEM Industry & Education Partners
Saturday: Goodyear, State Farm, Packaging Corporation of America, Jobes Henderson, Screen Machine Industries, Siemens, Bionetics, ADR & Associates, C-TEC High School, COTC, Denison Chemistry Students, Society of Women Engineers – Central Ohio, HatTrix (FTC Robotics), Robotic Panthers (FLL Robotics).

Sunday: State Farm, Jobes Henderson, Screen Machine Industries, Siemens, Boeing, ADR & Associates, Covestro, C-TEC High School, COTC.

STEMfest! features local STEM industries in addition to the competition. Attendance is free and open to the public.

What is STEMfest!
This event features three Problem Solving Challenges developed by businesses that represent issue(s) they face within their industry. Middle and high school students select one challenge to work on individually or as a team and present their findings to a panel of judges during STEMfest! Teams are judged on a variety of pre-determined criteria with winners receiving an award and potential internships.

In addition to the Problem Solving Challenge component, STEMfest! also features a "show and tell" component for businesses. The community is invited to talk with and participate in activities led by businesses to learn more about the services they provide, how they use STEM, and STEM career opportunities for young adults within their business. Admission to STEMfest! is free and open to the public. All materials for each Problem Solving Challenge are provided to participants free of charge. 


January 9 – February 10, 2017: Persistent Scientist Nomination

Nominate an individual team member in recognition of their diligence, hard work and attitude throughout the STEMfest! problem solving challenge. A good scientist is always striving to find better, outside the box, inventive answers to any and all challenges. How a scientist approaches hurdles, works in a group and supports other team members is very important.

Visit tinyurl.com/STEMfestScientist to nominate a student for the Persistent Scientist Award.