Students — gain hands-on experience in STEM fields while connecting with local STEM industry professionals and community members at our signature STEM event

Middle and high school students

STEMfest! team participation is FREE.  STEMfest! attendance is FREE and Open to the Public.

Interested in learning about STEMfest!? Read the flyer or download the full information packet. 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.

Goodyear is the 2018 STEMfest! Sponsor.

2018 Problem Solving Challenges:

  • Architectural Engineering Challenge (Middle School Only): Presented by Newark City Engineers Office and Central Ohio Technical College
  • Plastics & Polymers Challenge: Presented by Dr. Joe Reczek, Denison University
  • Wind Turbine Challenge: Presented by Daryl Dickerson, Boeing
  • Package That Artifact Challenge: Presented by Time Speidel, Packaging Corporation of America
  • NEW! Digital Challenge – Innovative App: Presented by STEM Works ECO-STEM Learning Ecosystem


Upcoming STEMfest! dates:

STEMfest! 2018 – February 17 and 18

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