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 qualifier fair (local, conference, district or regional) required for participation!

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February 10, 2016

Below is the schedule for the Friday workshops for 2016 SSTFI.  The workshops will be held at Hilton.  Workshops descriptions are included after the schedule.

10:00-10:45 AM:

1. Balloon Powered Car – Visitor’s Locker Room or Media Room

2. House of Cards – Women’s Basketball Locker Room

3. Egg Bungee Jump – Men’s Basketball Locker Room

11:00-11:45 AM:

1. Protect the Pringle – Women’s Basketball Locker Room

2. Gum Drop Towers  - Visitor’s Locker Room or Media Room

February 2, 2016

The new SSTFI website has just gone live.  The updated look is designed to be cleaner and easier to use.  All of the menu items can be found in the "Hamburger menu" in the top left corner of the page under the State Science and Technology title by clicking on the ≡ icon.  You can access the site with the familiar URL www.sciencefairofiowa.org or go to www.extension.iastate.edu/sstfi/

January 12, 2016

FacebookBe sure to visit the SSTFI Facbook page

January 12, 2016

NOTE:  Past participants/exhibors we are looking for good examples to include on the website.  If you would have a research paper/abstract you would like to submit please send to jstaker@iastate.edu .  Please include your last or senior year as an exhibitor and your category.  ONLY exhibitors who have graduated are allowed to submit example papers!  Thank you for your help!

November 24, 2015

SSTFI's website has a new look for 2016.  All of the menu items can be found in the "Hamburger menu" in the top left corner of the page under the State Science and Technology title by clicking on the ≡ icon.

Schedule of Events

ALL Events are in Hilton Coliseum (unless otherwise noted)

Day 1 - Thursday, March 31st - Junior High Event


7:30 am Iowa FFA Agriscience Fair Registration & Setup
-Please see Senior High Event Schedule if you are a 7th or 8th Grade FFA Agriscience Fair participant.  You are required to attend Thursday as a judging day and attend the Senior High Award Ceremony if participating in the Iowa FFA Agriscience Fair Event.
 
1:00-3:00 Junior High Seminars Memorial Union, Ames
2:30-5:00 Guided Project Viewing of Senior High Exhibits
Educational Scavenger Hunt utilizing Senior High Exhibits
Hilton
5:00 Supper (on own)  
6:30 Option 1: Seating for Senior High Grand Award Ceremony  
6:30 Option 2: Free Time  
6:45-8:00 GRAND SENIOR HIGH AWARD CEREMONY* Awards Stage

Day 1 - Thursday, March 31st - Senior High Event


7:30-8:30 Exhibitor Registration Registration Desk, Outer Concourse (enter through South Doors)
7:30-8:30 Project Reviews
SRC Violation Clearance
Display and Safety (DSC) Reviews/Clearance
Floor & Inner Concourse
SRC Booth, Inner Concourse
DSC Booth, Inner Concourse
8:30-9:00 Welcome Ceremony & Orientation Stage, Floor Level
8:30-9:00 Project Viewing (Judges Only)
Floor MUST be clear of ALL Exhibitors!
 
Floor & Inner Concourse
9:00-12:00 Interview & Special Award Judging Floor & Inner Concourse
9:00-12:00 Iowa FFA Agriscience Fair Judging (7th, 8th & HS) Floor & Inner Concourse
12:00-1:00 LUNCH Not provided/on your own
HyVee Express available on site
1:15 Interview Judging Resumes - Finals Floor & Inner Concourse
3:00 Interview Judging Concluded (ALL)
Please wait to be dismissed before leaving projects
 
 
3:30-5:30 Student Seminars Memorial Union
3:00-5:00 STEM Stations/Workshops Hilton
2:00-6:00 Senior High Exhibits Public Viewing  Hilton
4:30-6:00 Senior High Social Event Perfect Games
6:15 Projects Released Floor & Outer Concourse
6:30 Seating for Grand Award Ceremony & Pre-Session Awards Stage
6:45-8:00 GRAND SENIOR HIGH AWARD CEREMONY* Awards Stage

Grand Award Winners & ISEF Qualifiers will need to set projects up for the Junior High event on Friday.  There will be an ISEF qualifier registration and procedural meeting on Friday, March 27th @ 9:00 am.

Day 2 - Friday, April 1st - Junior High Event


7:30-8:30 Exhibitor Registration & Project Set-Up Registration Desk, Outer Concourse (enter through South Doors)
7:30-8:30 Project Reviews 
Display and Safety (DSC) Reviews/Clearance
Floor & Concourse DSC Booth, Inner Concourse
8:30-9:00 Welcome Ceremony & Orientation Stage, Floor Level
8:30-9:00

Project Viewing (Judges ONLY)
Floor MUST be clear of ALL Exhibitors!

Floor & Inner Concourse
9:00-12:00 Interview & Special Award Judging Floor & Inner Concourse
9:00-6:00 Junior High & Grand Senior High Exhibits Public Viewing Hilton
12:00-12:45 LUNCH Not provided/on your own
Hy-Vee Express available on site
1:00 Interview Judging Resumes Floor & Inner Concourse
1:30-2:30 Junior High STEM BREAK - 1/2 of the Categories  
2:30-3:30 Junior High STEM BREAK - 1/2 of the Categories  
1:30-3:30 Alternate Judging (Division by Categories)  
1:30-3:30 STEM BREAK - Stations/Workshops (Division by Categories)  
4:30 Interview Judging Concluded (ALL)
Please wait to be dismissed before leaving projects
 
 
4:30-6:15 Junior High Social Event & Supper Perfect Games
6:15 Projects Released* Floor & Outer Concourse
6:30 Seating for Grand Award Ceremony & Pre-Session Awards Stage
6:45-8:00 GRAND JUNIOR HIGH AWARD CEREMONY* Awards Stage

Day 2 - Friday, April 1st - Senior High Event


7:30-10:00 Volunteer Opportunity
Help behind the scenes with Junior High Registration and Display and Safety Checks!
 
Registration Desk, Outer Concourse
8:00 Grand Award Winners & ISEF Qualifiers Projects Set-Up Registration Desk, Outer Concourse
9:00 ISEF Qualifier Meeting Media Room, Floor Level
10:30 Grand Award Winners & ISEF Qualifier Media Interviews @ Projects
10:00-12:00 Tour & Workshop Options Ames Area & Campus
2:00-5:00 Tour & Workshop Options Ames Area & Campus
6:30 Seating for Junior High Grand Award Ceremony Awards Stage
6:45-8:00 GRAND JUNIOR HIGH AWARD CEREMONY* Awards Stage

*Schedule Subject to Change

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