2017 Dubuque Area Family STEM Festival

Join us at the Dubuque Area Family STEM Festival on Saturday, April 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Chlapaty Recreation and Wellness Center, University of Dubuque in Dubuque.


The festival is free and open to the public and all ages are welcome to attend. So bring your whole family!  Over 40 exhibitors from the area will present exhibits with hands-on activities for kids and their families. Attendees can drive robots, conduct amazing science experiments, and much more! 


Click here for a full campus map of the University of Dubuque.


These are the following exhibitors at the STEM Festival:

  • Alliant Energy
  • Carnegie-Stout Public Library
  • Clarke University Computer Science
  • Dubuque Area SWE
  • Dubuque County Consevation
  • Dubuque County Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom
  • Dubuque Police Department
  • FarmTek / ClearSpan
  • ​FIRST Robotics Team 171
  • Girl Scouts Of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois
  • Great Midwestern Educational Theatre Co
  • Green Iowa AmeriCorps
  • Iowa Public Television
  • Iowa State University Extension and Outreach - Dubuque Count
  • JD Inspire
  • Kendall Hunt Publishing/Victory VR
  • Keystone AEA
  • Loras College Chemistry and Biochemistry Program
  • Loras College Engineering
  • Loras College Math Program
  • Mines of Spain State Recreation Area, Iowa Department of Natural Resources
  • National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
  • Northeast Iowa Community College - Nursing
  • Paramount Ambulance
  • Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area
  • St. Ambrose University Engineering
  • University of Dubuque
  • University of Dubuque- Chemistry Club
  • University of Dubuque- Nursing
  • University of Dubuque- Web of Life
  • University of Dubuque - Math Education
  • University of Dubuque Aviation Department
  • University of Dubuque Department of Health Wellness and Sport
  • University of Dubuque- Education
  • University of Dubuque Physician Assistant Program
  • University of Dubuque, Math Department
  • University of Iowa (CLE4R)
  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville
  • Grout Museum District

Click the link here to see a preview of exhibitors and their STEM activities. 


Join us in sharing the excitement of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) with students and families across eastern Iowa. The goals of the STEM festival are to promote, inspire and engage youth in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics activities and to introduce children and parents to STEM careers.



The Dubuque Area Family STEM Festival is a community-wide partnership led by the Northeast Region of the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council, at the University of Northern Iowa, in partnership with Dubuque Community School District, Holy Family, Dubuque Works, Northeast Iowa Community College, Iowa State University Extension, Dubuque Area Labor-Management Council, Clarke University, Loras College, University of Dubuque College, IowaWORKS, Department of Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency, Keystone AEA and the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium.

Dubuque Area Family STEM festival