STEMfest 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.

Thank you to everyone who made STEMfest 2016 a smashing success!

Steller Constellations from STEMfest 2016 are now available. Find yours today!

Volunteers and Activities


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

Student Volunteer Information

Teacher Volunteer Information

Scout and Youth Group Activities

Help spread the word about STEMfest! Share this year's STEMfest poster today!

Exhibitors and Registrants


Share your hands-on STEM activity with families from across northern Illinois. Register your organization to exhibit at STEMfest today! Learn more

Contact Us and Directions


You don't want to miss out!

Sign up your bus group!

Questions? Contact us.

Premier Sponsor


Special thanks to DeKalb Community Foundation, Premier Sponsor of STEMfest 2016!

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