March 3 – 5 | Friday – Sunday | 10 AM – 3 PM

STEMfest @ The Works: Be a part of the fun at the 13th annual celebration of STEM.

Free & Open to the Public

Join us for this celebration of all things STEM with hands-on activities throughout the museum! Held at The Works, this three-day event brings youth and families face-to-face with STEM experts from aeronautics to environmental engineering to robotics—and everything in between. Community partners and industry exhibitors will be throughout the museum showcasing their daily work in accessible & engaging ways. Whether in manufacturing or finance, theatrical arts or engineering, STEM can be found in all industries! View calendar event.



All presentations will take place at the museum. Teams will be assigned a judging time during which they will present to a panel of industry & education representatives. View STEMFest Overview details.


High School Presentations (9th – 12th): Friday, March 3, 9 AM – 3 PM

Middle School Presentations (6th-8th): Saturday, March 4, 9 AM – 3 PM

Elementary School Presentations (3rd – 5th): Sunday, March 5, 9 AM – 3 PM

Timeframes are tentative and subject to change based on team registration.


2023 Challenges

View STEMFest Overview

Powered & Pumped Up: Solar Energy with Denison University

STEM Secures Ohio: Community Design with the Ohio STEM Learning Network

Block That Sound: Acoustic Engineering with Owen Corning Science & Technology Center

Ready, Set, Go: Kinematics & Mousetrap Cars
Ready, Set, Go challenge for Middle School is open to waitlist only effective 01/17/23

Creative Circuits: with Central Ohio Technical College (Elementary & Middle School Only)

Team Registration is now Closed.



Thank you to Intel and Kokosing for sponsoring STEMfest!


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