Western U.P. STEM Fair & Festival

Mark your calendars! The Western Upper Peninsula STEM Fair & Festival will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2024 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the Memorial Union Building (MUB) at Michigan Technological University.

Event Information

The STEM Fair is for Western U.P. students grades 4-8 to submit their science fair project or invention convention michigan (ICM) project for judging.

NEW THIS YEAR: In addition to traditional science fair project submissions, the science fair will also serve as the Regional Invention Convention Michigan (ICM) competition. Michigan Tech recently became a hub for Invention Convention Michigan (ICM) in the Western U.P.

The Registration Deadline is Wednesday, February 28, 2024.

The STEM Festival portion of the event will have engaging hands-on activities for all students and families, including exhibitor booths from the community.

Event Resources

Event Overview: THE GUIDE

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


Student Registration

To register students, please complete this Online Registration Form by Wednesday, February 28th.


Student Project Guides and Progress Logs

1. Science Project Worksheets

2. Invention Convention

3. Additional Invention Convention Michigan (ICM) Resource


Previous Results

2023 Results 

STEM Festival

What:  Exciting, hands-on science & engineering activities facilitated MTU students, will be open to all science fair participants and their family members. It is also open to all K-8 youth and their families.

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

When: Saturday, March 16, 2024 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Event Schedule

Saturday, March 16th, 2024 at the MTU Memorial Union Ballroom.  


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!