Iowa is blessed with six STEM regions, and they are led by a STEM Advisory Council. The Northeast STEM chapter is focused on providing exceptional STEM education for people of Iowa. STEM education focuses on developing a strong base for innovative thinking, scientific discovery, and problem-solving skills in young students. This year's Northeast Iowa Family STEM Festival is happening on April 30th from 4-7pm.
What can you expect from the event
The Northeast Iowa Family STEM Festival is an annual event, which is made possible via community-wide partnership. Some of the prominent institutions from around the region are part of this partnership to promote STEM based education.
Over 30 organizations will be part of this STEM event. They will be providing hands-on experience for guests in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) problems. The festival is primarily for young students. The aim of the festival is to increase students’ interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Kids can be part of night sky observation and flight simulation. Participating organizations will display a variety of science experiments for kids to try and learn. There will also be science and engineering demos for families and students. The festival will offer a tremendous opportunity for the STEM chapter to educate public about the wonders of STEM.
This years event takes place at the Wilder Business Center (WBC), which is part of the Calmar Campus of Northeast Iowa Community College. Fortunately, the center can seat 200 people and is equipped with state-of-the-art technology.
Tickets: The festival is free and open to the public.
For more information about the event, please call Jeff Beneke at 319-273-7397 or click here.
To register for the STEM festival, please click here.
Bring your whole family to the fun filled event and participate in free activities and hands-on events related to engineering, science, technology and mathematics.
* Image courtesy of neiowastem.com