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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


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


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


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


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


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