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2023 Western U.P. STEM Fair and Festival

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Thursday, March 16, 2023, 4:30 pm– 7:30 pm

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Who Should Attend:  Western U.P. School Districts

Which Grades: 4–8

What Project Types: Science, Engineering Design, or Other

Which Category: Individual or Group

The Western Upper Peninsula STEM Fair and Festival is back after a two-year hiatus. This year's event will be held on Thursday, March 16 at the Memorial Union Ballroom.

Students from Houghton, Baraga, Keweenaw, Ontonagon and Gogebic Counties in grades 4-8 are invited to participate in the STEM Project Fair. Registration is open to individuals and two-person teams. Students will prepare and present on a science investigation or an engineering design project.

A Student Planning Guide, registration forms and other important documents can be found at the Western U.P. STEM Fair and Festival webpage.

Registration is due by Friday, Feb. 24, 2023.

Approximately 50 science and engineering professionals from Michigan Tech, local schools, government agencies and local businesses will volunteer their time to judge the student projects.

All Are Invited

The public is invited to attend the festival in the commons area of the Memorial Union from 4:30–7:30 p.m. The festival is facilitated by the Michigan Tech Center for Science and Educational Outreach. More than 20 hands-on science and engineering activities for K–8 students and their families will be provided by Michigan Tech STEM students and faculty, local student organizations and business.


Contact Tom Oliver at 906-487-2412 or for further information.

Sponsors and Volunteers

The 2023 Western U.P. STEM Fair & Festival is a collaborative effort of the Western U.P. MiSTEM Network, MTU Center for Science and Educational Outreach, and the Michigan Tech Chapter of Omega Chi Epsilon Chemical Engineering Honor Society. This year’s festival and fair is made possible by sponsorship from the following Michigan Tech Departments and community organizations:

  • College of Engineering
  • College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science
  • College of Sciences and Arts
  • Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering
  • Department of Biological Sciences
  • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Department of Social Sciences
  • Ecosystem Science Center
  • Great Lakes Research Center
  • Michigan Tech Transportation Institute
  • Copper Country Intermediate School District
  • Western U.P. MiSTEM Network

Many thanks to our current and past sponsors and volunteers. For more information, visit the Western U.P. STEM Fair and Festival webpage.

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