Free and open to the public!

STEM Fest celebrates innovations in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Northern Illinois University STEM departments, student groups, regional corporations, museums, educators, and national labs are joining forces to present hundreds of activities that range in complexity to entertain people of all ages. We hope to increase awareness of the critical role science and other STEM fields play in our world every day.

Volunteers and Activities


STEM Fest offers opportunities for people of all ages to get involved, help the community, and further explore STEM concepts. 

Student Volunteer Information

Teacher Volunteer Information

Alumni Volunteer Information

Scout and Youth Group Activities

Find more information about STEM Fest 2019 by downloading this year's map.

What To Do at STEMFest


Visit over 100 exhibitor booths and experience hands-on STEM activities. Learn more what what there is to explore at STEM Fest this year!

Contact Us and Directions


You don't want to miss out!

Sign up your bus group!

Questions? Contact us.

Our Sponsors


It takes a village to support STEM Fest. Many thanks to our other sponsors!