Welcome to iExploreSTEM

Thanks to everyone who volunteered, hosted an activity, and visited us February 7, 2015 on the campus of Boise State University for


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Thanks to the hard-working Iowa STEM community, STEM festivals are happening all over the state of Iowa.To find out where, go to http://www.iowastem.gov/hubs/ and check out the calendar for your region.

iExploreSTEM supports hands-on, science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) festivals. We produce festivals and provide technical advice, resources, and evaluation services, for new and existing festivals. We are now focusing our attention on supporting festivals in the US and Canadian West, but our resources are available free to anyone. Want to learn more about STEM festivals, work with us, or volunteer? Contact us.

Girl looking wide-eyed at a butterfly through a magnifying glass.What are STEM festivals?

They -

  • are fun and free
  • are for children of all ages and their families
  • challenge children to think - to solve STEM problems
  • provide a way to meet STEM professionals from nurses to architects to computer scientists to chemists
  • introduce children and their parents to careers in STEM.

Kids can try their hand at as many or as few activities as strike their fancy. They might design and build a windmill, dissect a virtual cadaver, or explore a career through video games.

See a STEM festival in action

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