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Family Festivals

STEM Festivals

STEM is about learning, investigation and career readiness…but, in Northeast Iowa, it is also about FUN!

The Northeast Regional Hub partners with local community leaders and educators to host five annual Family STEM Festivals.  Exhibitors from throughout Iowa spark student and parent interest with hands-on learning ranging from driving robots and trying virtual welding to testing chemical reactions and flying flight simulators.  Each festival is quickly becoming a community-wide, must attend event!


2015-2016 Family STEM Festivals:

November 12 - Cedar Valley Family STEM Festival

April 3 - Tama County Family STEM Festival

April 7 - Northeast Iowa Family STEM Festival (Calmar)

April 16 - Dubuque Area Family STEM Festival


April 3

Tama County Family STEM Festival 2016

Date: 4/3/2016
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:
South Tama Elementary
1611 Country Club Drive, Tama, IA 52339

Families are invited to attend the Tama County Family STEM Festival on Sunday, March 3, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the South Tama County Elementary School, 1611 Country Club Drive, Tama, Iowa. The festival is free and open to the public.

Over 25 activities and organizations will be at this hands-on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) festival created especially for K-5th grade students and their families. Attendees can drive robots, fly a flight simulator, conduct amazing science experiments, and much more!

The goals of this festival are to increase students’ interests in STEM and to promote awareness and understanding of the importance of STEM-related educational and career opportunities.  


April 7

Northeast Iowa Family STEM Festival 2016

Date: 4/7/2016
Time: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location:
Wilder Business Center, Northeast Iowa Community College
1625 Highway 150 S, Calmar, IA 52001

Families throughout Northeast Iowa are invited to attend the Northeast Iowa Family STEM Festival on Thursday, April 7, 2016from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Northeast Iowa Community College Wilder Business Center, 1625 Highway 150 South, Calmar, Iowa. The festival is free and open to the public.

Over 30 activities and organizations will be at this hands-on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) festival created especially for 3rd-8th grade students and their families. Attendees can view the night sky from a star lab, fly a flight simulator, conduct amazing science experiments, and much more!

The goals of this festival are to increase students’ interests in STEM and to promote awareness and understanding of the importance of STEM-related educational and career opportunities.


April 16

Dubuque Area Family STEM Festival 2016

Date: 4/16/2016
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location:
Alumni Campus Center, Loras College
1450 Alta Vista St, Dubuque, IA 52001

Families throughout Northeast Iowa are invited to attend the Dubuque Area Family STEM Festival on Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Alumni Campus Center, Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa. The festival is free and open to the public.

Attendees can view the night sky from a star lab, fly a flight simulator, conduct amazing science experiments, and much more! Third through eighth grade students receive unique opportunities to explore the wonders of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through hands-on experiments and activities, though all are welcome. The 50+ exhibitors scheduled to attend include Clarke University, University of Dubuque, Loras College, Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC), University of Northern Iowa (UNI), Iowa State University, University of Iowa, Iowa Public Television, The Iowa Children’s Museum, as well as many other Iowa STEM related organizations.

The goals of this festival are to increase students’ interests in STEM and to promote awareness and understanding of the importance of STEM-related educational and career opportunities.