10th Annual Arkansas STEM Festival 

Festival’s Theme: Rise of the Machines - Exploring AI's Impact on STEM 

This year theme’s is "Rise of the Machines" where we embark on an exhilarating journey into the transformative world of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its profound influence on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). This theme is a celebration of the remarkable synergy between human intellect and machine learning, sparking innovation, and shaping the future of STEM disciplines.

Join us in celebrating the "Rise of the Machines" as we explore AI's profound impact on STEM. This festival is a testament to the incredible achievements that occur when the ingenuity of the human mind collaborates with the computational power of machines. Together, we'll unlock new horizons of discovery and innovation in the STEM disciplines, advancing our understanding of the world and propelling us toward a brighter future.

STEM Festival Awards

1st Place: Trophy, Medal, and 3D Printer for each participant (up to two) 

2nd Place: Medal and Telescope for each participant (up to two) 

3rd Place: Medal and Drone for each participant (up to two)

Honorable Mention: Makey Makey for each participant (up to two)

Past Year Videos

9th Annual Arkansas STEM Festival

8th Annual Arkansas STEM Festival

7th Annual Arkansas STEM Festival

Register at No Cost

Field Trip 

We’re so excited for your students to attend the STEM Fest Field Trip! Tens of exploration stations will provide hands-on activities that bring opportunity for engagement and exchange between children, teens, families, and local STEM professionals. 

Project Submission

Students may construct their own projects to demonstrate at the festival. STEM Teachers can work with their students to construct a project to be presented at the festival.

Exhibitor Registration

Artists have a great way to showcase their work to a large, engaged audience. 

Businesses can showcase their products and expertise to the audience. 

Event Details

Event Schedule

08:30 - 10:00 Project Setup

10:00 - 11:30 Project Display & Students Demos

11:30 - 12:30 Award Ceremony

Where? Arkansas State Fairgrounds Hall Of Industry 

Arkansas State Fairgrounds Hall Of Industry 

2600 Howard St.Little Rock, AR 72206 

Why you should attend this festival ?

The Arkansas STEM Festival is an incredible event just because of the sheer number of benefits and experiences it provides.  Read More.. 


The Annual Arkansas STEM Festival Testimonies

“[The Arkansas STEM Festival] is a showcase of the possibilities that STEM provides to students.”

Johnny Key, Arkansas Commissioner of Education

The Annual Arkansas STEM Festival Testimonies

“[The students at the Arkansas STEM Festival] really are the future of our state.”

Attorney General of Arkansas Leslie Rutledge

The Annual Arkansas STEM Festival Testimonies

“This is a wonderful STEM Festival and we’re glad to be a part of it.”

Kevin Beaumont, Arkansas Department of Education

Additional Information

Frequently Asked Questions 

Q: Do I need to register to attend the festival?

A: Yes you do, see the questions below to find the appropriate registration link for you.

Q: I need more information about attending the festival as a group. What can you tell me about it?

A: Attending the festival as a group will be a great experience for all members of the group. You will learn about the various topics of STEM from knowledgeable students, hobbyists, and professionals from across the state of Arkansas, participate in some of the hands-on projects throughout the festival, and enjoy the brand new art exhibit!  Read More..