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SSTFI Student Workshop Announcement

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 Read more about SSTFI Student Workshop Announcement


2016 International BioGENEius Challenge

February 11, 2016


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


2016 Teacher Registration is now live

February 11, 2016

2016 Teacher Registration is now live. Please go to and complete the teacher registration. The student survey is also live and we would appreciate you having all of your fair students complete the fair survey prior to the fair. This is really helpful for us to explain who we are reaching to our partners. If you have any problems please contact us. Student project registration is planned to be live next week. Read more about 2016 Teacher Registration is now live


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


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