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). 

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The 3rd Annual STEM Fest will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 1-4 p.m. in Howe and Sukup/Elings Halls.  We hope you can join us!

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! 

Register in advance or at the door. Register here to avoid long lines. 


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

The deadline for organizations to host a table at STEM Fest was Friday, February 1, 2019. 

Volunteer for STEM Fest

We need many volunteers to make STEM Fest happen! If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up here


Contact Information

Program for Women in Science & Engineering • stemfest@iastate.edu • 515-294-5883