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Help us tell our story for our first 60 years!

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 jstaker@iastate.edu Read more about Help us tell our story for our first 60 years!

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2017 Registration Open

January 10, 2017

The new registration system ready to go live.  Please register as soon as possible to make sure all is working for your school.  If you don’t get confirmation of registering, please let SSTFI know.

The ISEF Paperwork is available at www.extension.iastate.edu/sstfi/ on the resources page. In addition, please complete the Iowa fair signature page also found on the resources page for submission with student paperwork. Read more about 2017 Registration Open

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60th Anniversary for SSTFI

October 12, 2016

SSTFI 2017 marks the 60 year anniversary for the Fair. Please help us celebrate by posting your SSTFI stories on the SSTFI Facebook Page. 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. Read more about 60th Anniversary for SSTFI

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SSTFI 2016 App

March 30, 2016

Hello Everyone,

We will be partnering with Grupio again this year to provide you a mobile experience at the 2016 State Science + Technology Fair of Iowa. 

Please share this information with students, parents, and anyone else who might attend the Fair!

Using the Grupio App on your mobile device or personal computer, you can conveniently access all the information in the 2016 SSTFI program. Read more about SSTFI 2016 App

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SRC Update

March 23, 2016

Junior High teachers,

We have completed follow up on our original review.  Please check status of your student’s projects to check current status.  If revisions or additional paperwork is needed please upload and then email jstaker@iastate.edu to let me know to go back and follow up.  Many projects that aren’t approved don’t have abstracts or research plans.  Also please do a final review of all paperwork and bring it to the fair in case the SRC committee missed some things.    Read more about SRC Update

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SSTFI Alumnus Profiled by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

March 17, 2016

Feng Zhang Proves State Science And Technology Fair of Iowa Can Launch A Scientific Career, SSTFI alum is doing incredible work with human genome research.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach profiled Feng.  The profile can be read at http://www.extension.iastate.edu/article/feng-zhang-proves-state-science... Read more about SSTFI Alumnus Profiled by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

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AMS Annual Science Fair

March 16, 2016

Iowa State's Student Chapter of the American Meteorological Society will be hosting its second annual Science Fair on Saturday, April 9th and we are reaching out to you to help us spread the word. Brief information related to this event is listed below and a flyer is attached for more detailed information. The fair is free to enter and there will be prizes for the top projects! Projects do not have to be weather-related, they can be on any topic. If you know of anyone that would be interested in participating in this event, please forward the information to them.  Read more about AMS Annual Science Fair

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Workshop registration is now open

March 11, 2016

Registration for the workshops at SSTFI 2016 is now open.  This will be the only registration for workshops.  Students need to register on a first come, first served basis.  The line up for workshop shops this year has a great selection on a variety of topics. To register click on Workshop Registration on the Registration Page.   Read more about Workshop registration is now open

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BioGENEius Challenge

March 3, 2016

The BioGENEius Challenge has come to Iowa and will take place during the State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa on March 31st! The winner of the Iowa BioGENEius Challenge and a chaperone will receive travel and accommodations to compete against other regional winners at the International BioGENEius Challenge this June in San Francisco. They will also receive an IowaBio SSTFI College Scholarship in the amount of $2,000 if the student attends college in the state of Iowa and $1,000 if they attend college out of state. Read more about BioGENEius Challenge

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Registration Tutorial Now Available

February 26, 2016

To guide teachers and students through the registration process please reference this tutorial.  The tutorial was developed using the great questions we have received from all of you and hopefully will make using the new system clearer.  We appreciate the feedback and patience.  You have been great testers and we know that may have added stress to your work, so again thank you.Registering for SSTFI.pdf Read more about Registration Tutorial Now Available

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Project Uploading Update

February 25, 2016

As of today, teachers can upload their student's documents as well. Just click on the "Upload additional documents" link under the project to go to the upload page.  The registration number is the project number.  This functionality has been added to allow editing of the entry to resolve these issues.

As for the project approval status, this page will be the place to view this, as well as an email will be generated with the change.  The review process has not yet began. Read more about Project Uploading Update

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Deadline Reminder

February 22, 2016

The deadline for registration for the 2016 State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa registration is March 2nd.  We have been working hard on responding to your needs with our new system and appreciate your feedback trying to improve the system for you.  Contact us with questions or issues.  See you at the fair which is just a few short weeks away.  Read more about Deadline Reminder

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SSTFI Student Registration is Now Open

February 18, 2016

The SSTFI Student Registration is now open.  Please start to register your students.  Because the system is new and you are using it for the first time please help us out and provide feedback and report any problems you have using the new system.  Please use the Contact Us feature on the menu for feedback.  Thanks in advance for your patience, help, and most importantly your investment in your student's research. Read more about SSTFI Student Registration is Now Open

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2016 International BioGENEius Challenge

February 11, 2016

Overview

The 2016 Iowa BioGENEius Challenge is coordinated by the Iowa Biotechnology Association (IowaBio). Local Iowa students in grades 9 through 12 can compete in the Iowa BioGENEius Challenge, which is held in conjunction with the annual State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa (SSTFI) in Ames.

 

To participate in the Iowa BioGENEius Challenge, you must:

  Read more about 2016 International BioGENEius Challenge

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