Updates on the 2020 Science & Engineering Fair and STEM Festival
The Western Upper Peninsula Science & Engineering Fair has transitioned to an online submission process and will not take place on March 18th in the traditional Face-to-Face format. See more details below.
The accompanying STEM Festival scheduled for Wednesday, March 18th 2020 has been Canceled.
Western U.P. Science & Engineering Fair
Registered students who are still interested in participating may do so through a online platform.
Detailed information on this process has been emailed to all teachers & parents that supplied their email addresses through the online registration form. Please contact Emily Gochis at (906)482-0331 ext. 188 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are a parent or registered students that did not receive that email and would like more information about the online submission process. Please be ready to provide your email/contact information & your students name so we can pass on the complete details.
Online Submission Deadline: 2 weeks after school district resume classes
We recognize that due to the quickly evolving situation some students may not have access to their projects or to the technology needed to submit projects online. For this reason we have extended the online submission deadline until after students can return to school.Results will be shared 2 weeks after the online submission deadline through this website.
Science Project Checklist 2020– provide details on the judging criteria
STEM Festival: Canceled for 2020
More than two dozen exciting, hands-on science & engineering activities, facilitated by nearly 100 MTU students, will be open to all science fair participants and their family members, as well as, open to all K-8 youth and their families from the western UP. This fun event will take place in the Commons Area (ground floor) of MTU’s Memorial Union Building (MUB).
New this year, all STEM Festival participants will have the opportunity to visit Michigan Tech’s Makerspace to work in teams to design the solution to a variety of engineering challenge! Sign up for a time slot at the STEM Festival information table.
Science & Engineering Fair Exhibit at the Carnegie Museum – TBD
The Carnegie Museum in Houghton will setting up a special exhibit of the best projects of the 2020 Western UP Science Fair to recognize time and effort put into award winning projects. The Carnegie Museum is located on the corner of Huron & Montezuma Streets in downtown Houghton.
Results from the 2019 Science Fair and STEM Festival
Click here to learn more from our Spring 2019 Press Release
Click here for 2019 individual award winning project results!
Click here for 2019 group award winning project results!
Click here for a list of all 2019 Science Fair participants!
Click here for a photo gallery of the 2019 Science Fair and STEM Festival (coming soon)
The Western UP Science & Engineering Fair and STEM Festival are a collaborative effort of:
- Western U.P. STEM Network
- Michigan Tech Center for Science and Educational Outreach
- Michigan Tech Chapter of Omega Chi Epsilon Chemical Engineering Honor Society
- Michigan Tech The Alley Makerspace
- Carnegie Museum
- Many, Many Volunteers
The 2020 & 2021 Western UP Science & Engineering Fair and STEM Festival are made possible by sponsorship of following Michigan Tech and community organizations:
- Michigan Tech University
- College of Engineering
- College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science
- College of Sciences and Arts
- Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering
- Dept. of Biological Sciences
- Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering
- Dept. of Social Sciences
- Ecosystem Science Center
- Great Lakes Research Center
- Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)
- Sustainable Futures Institute (SFI)
- Copper Country Intermediate School District
- Western U.P. MiSTEM Network