Western U.P. STEM Fair & Festival

The STEM Fair & Festival was held on Thursday, March 16, 2023 at the Memorial Union Ballroom on Michigan Technological University campus in Houghton, Michigan. More than 50 students presented their projects highlighting the results of weeks of work on science or engineering investigation

Regional Project Fair

When: Annually each March

Where: Memorial Union Building, Michigan Technological University

Who: All students in Grade 4-8 can submit projects on any topic of interest that focuses on solving a problem using either the scientific investigative or the engineering design process. 

Results: 2023 Results 




Student Resources

2023 STEM Fair Resources

Western U.P. STEM Fair Overview  – Detailed information for teachers, parents and students

Student Registration:

** To register students, please complete the Online Registration by Friday, Friday, March 3rd

Student Project Guides:

** Science Project Guide & Checklist

** Engineering Project Guide & Checklist

Other Resources– link to more STEM Project resources

STEM Festival

What:  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.

Where: Commons Area (ground floor) of MTU’s Memorial Union Building

When: 4:30-6:30 pm accompanying the STEM Project Fair


Event Schedule

Thursday March 16th, 2023 at the MTU Memorial Union Ballroom.  

4:15-5:00pm: Students set up STEM Fair projects in the ballroom

4:30-6:30pm: STEM Festival – Exciting activities for all participants and family members (see below for details)

5:00-6:00pm: STEM Fair open to the public

6:00-6:15 Preview period of projects by the judges

6:15-7:15 Judging & Interview Period

7:15-7:30 Students remove projects from the ballroom

Results available on March 17th, 2023 on this website.

STEM Fair Student Project Results

RESULTS: 2023 STEM Fair project results

MEDIA: Mining Gazette: STEM FEST = SUCCESS & Copper Beacon: Teaching STEM by Osmosis

Previous Science Fair Results

2019 individual and group award winning project results

2020 individual award winning project results

Click here for a photo gallery of the 2023 STEM Fair (coming soon)

The Western U.P. STEM Fair & 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
  • Copper Country ISD
  • Many, Many Volunteers

The 2023 Western U.P. STEM Fair & Festival are made possible by the following sponsors:

  • 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
  • MiSTEM Network Grant from the State of Michigan

Thank you collaborators and sponsors for your support!