Welcome to the SSTFI


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The State Science + Technology Fair of Iowa is OPEN to ANY student (grades 6 - 12) residing in or attending school (public, private, parochial and home school) in the state of Iowa.  At this time there is NO qualifer fair (local, conference, district or Regional) required for participation!


News Updates


2014.03.30 - AWARD RESULTS posted!

2014.03.27 - Get our Event Program App for Mobile Devices!
Download Grupio app
Search for sstfi in the app search
Select our Event 

2014.03.18 - SSTFI STEM Night Schedule of Events @ Ames High School - General Public WELCOME!

2014.03.03 - Event Schedule 


2013.12.10 - Fall Update Newletter Posted! 

2013.4.10 - 2013 Awards List Now Available!

2013.2.12 - ALL Online Registrations are now LIVE!  

2013.02.08 - All Call for Judges!! Please sign up to be a judge - Judge's Registration

2013.02.08 - Ready to sponsor a Special Award?  Go here: Special Award Sponsorship Form

2012.09.19 - Check out the Iowa Junior Academy of Science STARR Student Research Grants!  Whether looking for monies to complete a project or just looking for some good feedback on your research proposal this is a great resource. Due in November.

2012.09.19 - Looking for Regional Fair Information - Click Here!  Includes link to EISEF and NEW! 2013 Entry Book for WISEF.

2012.09.07 - We are STEM Scale-up grant recipient!  Application Deadline to be a part of our program is September 14th!  Go to: www.IowaSTEM.gov

2012.09.07 - ALUMNI - Alumnus Profile availablePlease fill this out and help us broaden our alumni network!  Also, be sure to like us on Facebook!

2012.05.12 - College bound this year?  If you have scholarships to claim they should be sent to speake@iastate.edu in JULY!

2011.02.18 -- For the most updated News & Updates be sure to check the SSTFI Blog at: http://sstfi.blogspot.com/

Items of Interest

Check out the Iowa Energy Center Youth and Energy Scholarship Video at the SSTFI



2013 Photos available for viewing and purchase at Click! Photography

Click on the "Clients/Links" tab, open the SSTFI 2013 link and enter password: science2013

This site will close on June 12th!



2012.09.07 - We are STEM Scale-up grant recipient!  Application Deadline to be a part of our program is September 14th!  Go to: www.IowaSTEM.gov


SSTFI Supporters:  Do you have a program you would like advertised?  Please send info to aspence@iastate.edu

2014 Dates & Times

NOTICE:  The SSTFI will be a 1.5 day Fair for 2014! Seminars will be back in a different format!
Registration will be Thursday, March 27, 2014 beginning at 1 PM
ALL JUDGING will be held Friday, March 28, 2014

There will be a Seminar Event; it will be run in a different format. 

Hours/Events Open to the Public
(Students, Teachers, Parents and Chaperones - please refer to the detailed Schedule of Events for required student times/events) 

Thursday, March 27 (Public Viewing Hours):
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm (ALL Projects) 
5:00 PM - Seminar and STEM Event at Ames High School 

Friday, March 28  (Public Viewing Hours):
9:00 am - 6:00 pm (Junior High Exhibits)
2:30 pm - 6:00 pm (Senior High Exhibits)

Friday Award Ceremony:
7:00 - 8:00 pm 

Fair Locations:
Iowa State Center
Iowa State University, Ames
Hilton Coliseum (All Grades)