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Rochester Regional STEM Fair: March 1, 2024

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 the quality of their projects and presentations.

The STEM Fair will be held at the Rochester Regional Sports Complex at RCTC on Friday, March 1st, 2024. This will be a non-school day for Rochester Public Schools.

Keep in touch with us by joining the STEM Fair newsletter to receive occasional emails about volunteer opportunities, student success stories, and community events. 

Who can participate?

Students in grades 6-12 who live in these SE Minnesota counties: Dodge, Fillmore, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, and Winona. 

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.

Contact Us

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

Cheryl Moertel
SRC Chairperson

Quick Links

Important Dates

  • August 12, 2023

    • Registration Opens

  • October and November, 2023

    • Scientific Review Committee (SRC) meetings for high school projects that require safety review

    • Please RSVP

      • October 10, 6-8 PM (In person at Century High School)

      • October 24, 6-8 PM (Virtual)

      • November 14, 6-8 PM (In person at Century High School)

      • November 28, 6-8 PM (Virtual)

  • December 1, 2023

    • Register before this date for a $5 early bird discount. Use the promo code: STEM

  • January 19, 2024

    • Registration Closes

    • Deadline to upload all ISEF paperwork into zFairs

  • February 9, 2024

    • zFairs is "frozen." No changes can be made by students in zFairs after this date

    • Deadline for high school students to upload videos into zFairs

    • (Optional) Deadline to upload papers into zFairs for students who will participate in the Paper Presentations event

  • February 27, 2024

    • (Optional) Paper Presentations event at the Northrop building

  • March 1, 2024 (Non-school day)

    • STEM Fair at the Regional Sports Center at RCTC

Building Coordinators

These science teachers are available to answer your questions about the STEM Fair.



Email Address


Jennifer Reiman


Nicholas Uphoff

John Adams

Debra Las

John Marshall

Melissa Erickson


Amy Woxland

Lincoln K-8

John Haug


Leah Ol

Willow Creek

Simon Warmkagathje