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The STEM Fair is an event where students can showcase science and engineering projects. Prior to the event, students find a question or problem that interests them. They build prototypes or conduct experiments, sharing what they learned with their peers. Students may win awards based on quality of their projects and presentations.

The STEM Fair will be held during normal school hours at the Rochester Regional Sports Complex at RCTC on Friday, February 24th, 2023.

Register for the STEM Fair

Complete both steps:

  1. Register through Community Education
  2. Create a free zFairs account. This is needed to process paperwork related to your project.

Important Dates

  • November 7th, 2022: Registration Opens
  • November 17th, November 20th, and December 13th: Scientific Review Committee (SRC) meetings for high school projects that require safety review.
  • January 20th, 2023: Registration Deadline 
    • Registration Closes (All Middle and High School students)
    • zFairs account must be created (All Middle and High School students)
    • Middle School students - Upload your paperwork into zFairs as soon as possible. Please contact your building coordinator listed below with any questions.
    • High School students - All ISEF paperwork must be uploaded into zFairs. Please contact with any questions.
  • February 10th, 2023: Presentation Deadlines 
    • Deadline to submit all paperwork and supporting media to zFairs. 
      • The 2023 STEM Fair will be held in-person. Submitting a video presentation is recommended, but not required. Read more.
    • (Optional) Deadline to upload papers into zFairs for students who will be presenting papers.
    • (Optional) Deadline to submit paperwork to the Art Showcase.
  • February 21, 2023: (Optional) Paper presentations.
  • February 24th, 2023: STEM Fair at the Reginal Sports Center at RCTC.

Who Can Participate?

Students in grades 6-12 who live in these Southeastern Minnesota counties can participate in the 2023 Rochester Regional STEM Fair: Dodge, Fillmore, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, and Winona.  

Rochester Regional

Northrop Community Education Center
201 8th St NW
Rochester, Minnesota 55901

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Josh Halverson
STEM Fair Director
(507) 328-4053 | Email

Matthew Giljork
SRC Chairperson

RPS Building Coordinators

School Name Email Address
Dakota Nicholas Uphoff
John Adams Debra Las
Kellogg John Haug
Willow Creek Jaymie Peroutka
Lincoln K-8 Jennifer Reiman
Century Janelle Milliken
John Marshall Melissa Erickson
Mayo Leah Ol