About STEM Fest

STEM Fest is a one-day event held on the Iowa State campus. Geared towards elementary aged kids, this event gives kids of all ages a chance to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) through hands-on activities provided by campus departments, student organizations, and companies. STEM Fest is a collaboration between Ames Laboratory, WiSE, North Central Iowa STEM Hub, Chemical Engineering (in kind), and The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (in kind). 

STEM Fest video


Update as of 3/11/2020: Per advisement from university officials regarding recent COVID-19 outbreak, STEM Fest has been canceled. For more information, visit https://web.iastate.edu/safety/updates/covid19

The 4th annual STEM Fest will take place on Saturday, March 28, 2020 in the Student Innovation Center.

STEM Fest is FREE and open to the public with an emphasis on elementary school-age children. Parents and children will love the fun, educational activities! 


Parking is available behind Howe and Sukup Hall. Click on the above link to view a campus map. 


STEM Fest has something for everyone! Click on the above link to view the 2019 activities and map. 

Activities include, but are not limited to: robotics, Wildlife Care Clinic, virtual reality, Science Center Star Lab, Insect Zoo, and 3-D printing

The famous Iowa State cherry pies & Dairy Science ice cream are available for $2.00/each 

Provide An Activity at STEM Fest

Organizations may host a table at STEM Fest. The sign-up will be posted at a later time.

Volunteer for STEM Fest

We need many volunteers to make STEM Fest happen! Sign-up here by March 6th.


Contact Information

Program for Women in Science & Engineering • stemfest@iastate.edu • 515-294-0966