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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March 21, 2017

The Junior High SRC committee has completed the first review of projects. Please take time to review your project and make any corrections that are called for by SRC. After you have made the corrections please upload the corrected paperwork. Our goal is to have 100% of the projects approved on the day of the fair to make your check in easier. If you have any questions email

March 21, 2017

Regretfully SSTFI has had to drop the Junior High workshops on Friday. The pressures of getting all the projects judged takes more time which means no time for the workshops. The workshops were popular and brought value to the fair experience but were secondary to the day's purpose to focus on the student's research. 

January 23, 2017

SSTFI 2017 marks the 60 year anniversary for the Fair. Please help us celebrate by posting your SSTFI stories. The fair has a long and successful history of providing opportunity for Iowa youth in science, technology, engineering and math, STEM, long before STEM was at the center of attention. From Sputnik to nanobots, we've been there. Share your story, photos, and other celebrations. Reconnect with us for this celebration. Email Jay Staker at

January 23, 2017


Colleagues and SSTFI partners,

January 10, 2017

This is the 60th anniversary of the Fair and we hope you would join in making this a year to remember.  We need funding to operate the event.  We currently charge no fee for youth or schools to participate in SSTFI and we want to see that continue.  

View our sponsorship call. 2017 Sponsorship.pdf

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