2017 Dubuque Area Family STEM Festival

The Dubuque Area Family STEM Festival occurred 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 was free and open to the public for all ages. Over 40 exhibits presented hands-on STEM activities for kids and their families. Attendees could drive robots, conduct amazing science experiments, and much more!


Thank you to our exhibitors:

  • 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
  • Grout Museum District
  • Iowa Public Television
  • Iowa State University Extension and Outreach - Dubuque Count
  • John Deere 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
  • 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


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



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.