Festival`s Theme : Biomedical Frontier

Have you ever wondered? How do taste and smell change with age? How does an octopus’ body regenerate a severed tentacle?? Is it possible to cure cancer??? This year, we will be exploring the theme of “Biomedical Frontier” to celebrate biomedical innovations that are both relevant and creative, and presented in a fun and interactive ways. “Biomedical Frontier” is the theme for students to explore in the areas of Medicine, Public Health, Pharmacology, Life Sciences, Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, New Materials, Information, and Communication Technology (ICT), and Health-related topics. Explore inside your cells, heart, and brain. Learn how bodies function and discover the challenges of tackling disease in a technology-led, data-driven world. We hope that this year’s festival encourages young people to take a greater interest in scientific research that impacts health and more and inspires them to take a more active role in the STEM community – be it as makers and hobbyists- or future scholars and academics.

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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 - 12:30 Project Display & Students Demos

12:30 - 01:30 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

Festival`s Theme : “Future Earth”

This year, we will be exploring the theme of “Future Earth”, contemplating and celebrating the wonder and diversity of life in all its forms, on Earth and beyond, asking where we have come from, where we are going and how science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) can help us sustain our planet for future generations. "Future Earth" is the theme for students to explore sustainability, energy, agriculture, water, technology, biodiversity, pollution, health and current research. Earth’s seven billion inhabitants need some big ideas to continue to flourish. We asked young people to create solutions to help our global population, survive and thrive on a continuously changing planet. Young people who are active in sustainability, science and innovation today will play a leading role in shaping future decision making.

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..