Students — gain hands-on experience in STEM fields while connecting with local STEM industry professionals and community members at our signature STEM event Ages: Middle and high school students Cost: STEMfest! team participation is FREE.  STEMfest! attendance is FREE and Open to the Public. Registration: Interested in learning about STEMfest!? Read the flyer or download the full information packets for middle school and high school. Learn about being a STEMfest Industry and Education Partner here.

  Middle and high school students — STEMfest! is for you. Gather a team, or work individually, to solve a real-world STEM problem developed by area businesses. Winners receive awards as well as potential scholarships and internships. You’ll choose from one of three Problem Solving Challenges and present your solution to a panel of judges during our STEMfest! competition. You’ll also have the chance to learn about STEM careers from local  businesses during our hands-on career show and tell. All are welcome to attend STEMfest! to watch the competition and learn about local STEM industries and career opportunities.   2019 Problem Solving Challenges:

  • Architectural Engineering Challenge (Middle School Only): Presented by Newark City Engineers Office and Central Ohio Technical College
  • Zero Waste Energy Challenge: Presented by Dr. Joe Reczek, Denison University
  • Industrial Design* – Homeless Cat Shelter Challenge: Presented by Taylor Downes, EVO Design

*The Middle School Industrial Design Challenge is now full.  New team registrations will go on a waiting list. Teams on the waiting list will be notified no later than February 02, 2019 regarding participation in the event. All teams that register – including those on the waiting list – are eligible to pick up challenge kits and participate in challenge preparation.

  • Innovative App Technology Challenge: Presented by STEM Works ECO-STEM Learning Ecosystem


Upcoming STEMfest! dates:

STEMfest! 2019 – February 16 and 17

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