STEMfest Knox is a STEM competition for middle and high school students where teams choose one of three challenges (Toothpick bridge, Biofuels, or 3-D printing) to complete. Teams present their solutions at the STEMfest event February 25, 2017. Information for team coaches and students can be downloaded in the packet or viewed at the bottom of the page. A quick reference of dates is also below the picture of the 2016 winners.
Special Open House at SPI during STEMfest February 25, 2017 in our new space that the Wright Center, formerly known as the Buckeye Building at 400 S. Main St., Mount Vernon OH
Quick Reference for some important dates and information from the packet: Problem Solving Challenge Presentations Dates and Contact Information All Presentations will be held on Saturday, December 10th Hunter Hall, MVNU 221 S. Main St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050
October 24, 2016 – January 30, 2017 – STEMfest! Knox Registration Open
Registration must be completed by Challenge Coaches (Teachers or Parents) and include a Team Name and contact information for the coach. Individual and/or team registration forms MUST be submitted by January 30, 2017 in order to participate in STEMfest! Knox
December 10, 2016 - February 04, 2017: Kit Pick-Up
Challenge Coaches and Teams may pick-up free Problem Solving Challenge Kits at COTC (236 S. Main St., Mount Vernon) from 8:00am – 7:00pm, Monday – Friday. Teams MUST be registered for STEMfest! Knox 2016 before picking up a kit.
December 10, 2016: Problem Solving Challenge Presentations
Students, teachers, and parents may attend one or all Problem Solving Challenge Presentations at the above mentioned dates and times. Please register with Meghan Federer at MeghanFederer@attheworks.org.
February 7, 2017: Presentation Skills Workshop
Students and teachers are welcome to attend the Presentation Skills Workshop Please note that pre-registration is REQUIRED. You must preregister for this event with Meghan Federer at MeghanFederer@attheworks.org by Tuesday, January 31st. In addition to preregistering please also be sure to contact Kaitlin Brucker at firstname.lastname@example.org with information about your presentation. This will allow her to better prepare the workshop for registered attendees.
January 16 – February 20, 2017: Persistent Scientist Nomination
Nominate an individual team member in recognition of their diligence, hard work and attitude throughout the STEMfest! Knox problem solving challenge. A good scientist is always striving to find better, outside the box, inventive answers to any and all challenges. How a scientist approaches hurdles, works in a group and supports other team members is very important.
February 25, 2017: Judging, E and Event and Awards 10:00am -– 44:00pm
Come and visit the interactive industry and partner displays from 12-3pm and learn more about all of the exciting STEM innovations taking place in Licking County.
Judging of the respective challenge solutions will take place in three (3) dedicated locations concurrently with the opportunities to explore the displays. (The event schedule is subject to change based on the number of teams participating.
Please bring your PowerPoint presentation on a flash drive. A laptop and projection system will be available to you. The order of presentations will be posted at the front desk and outside of judging rooms. Note: WiFi availability is not guaranteed during STEMfest! Knox.