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 STEMfest! 2019 Recap or download the challenge information for middle school and high school.

Learn about being a STEMfest Industry and Education Partner here.


Thank you to our Event Sponsor for STEMfest! 2020:

Thank you to our Challenge Sponsors, the Heath-Newark-Licking County Port Authority and The Energy Cooperative:

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.

2020 Problem Solving Challenges:

  • Engineering Design – Bridge Architecture: Presented by Newark City Engineers and Central Ohio Technical College (Middle School Only)
  • Materials Engineering –  Engineered Concrete: Presented by Central Ohio Technical College and The American Ceramics Society
  • Environmental Impact Challenge – Pollution & Water Quality: Presented by Denison University Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Thermal Energy Challenge – Home Insulation Efficiency: Presented by Owens Corning Science and Technology Center


Upcoming STEMfest! dates:

November 16th-STEMfest kickoff

STEMfest! 2020 will be February 29 and March 1.

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