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STEM Day at the State Fair

Robotics are among the activities at STEM Day at the State Fair.
Robotics are among the activities at STEM Day at the State Fair.
Photo by Melissa Kaelin.

The third annual STEM Day (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) at the State Fair returns for the opening Day of the Minnesota State Fair with 30 participating organizations.

Hosted by the Minnesota STEM Network, STEM Day at the State Fair will be located in Carousel Park, just outside the grandstand, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday August 23.

Visitors will be able to engage in hands-on activities and interactive demonstrations from a diverse array of exhibitors and organizations. A performance stage will feature engaging experiments and demonstrations.

Each organization will showcase their unique STEM demonstrations and activities to show children and parents how to engage in STEM after school and illustrate how science, technology, engineer and mathematics permeate every day life.

2012 STEM Day at the State Fair exhibitors



Bell Museum of Natural History/Exploradome

Cedar Park STEM Elementary School

Eagan FIRST Robotics

Emerson Process Management

FIRST Tech Challenge/FIRST Robotics

High Tech Kids

Minn. Future City Competition

Minn. High Tech Association (MHTA)


Minn. 4-H (U of M Extension Center for Youth Development)

Minn. Space Consortium

Minn. State High School League

Minnesota Zoo

MTS Systems Corp.

National Center for STEM Elementary Education at St. Catherine University

Project Lead the Way (PLTW)

Science Museum of Minn.

Shattuck-St. Mary's School BioScience and STEM@SSM

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

St. Cloud State University

STARBASE Minnesota

The Bakken Museum

The Raptor Center, U of M College of Veterinary Science

The Works

Twin Cities Public Television - PBS Kids

TPT - SciGirls

U of M STEM Education Center



Underwriting this year’s STEM Day at the State Fair are 3M, ATK, Boston Scientific, HB Fuller, MTS Systems Corp., Seagate, University of Minnesota and Mike and Becky Thyken.

For more information

Visit STEM Day at the State Fair on Facebook.

Aug. 17, 2012 by Julie Michener

See also: STEM