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Help make the 2017 DC STEM Fair a success!

The DC STEM Network is proud to host and manage the DC STEM Fair. This year’s secondary fair will take place at Dunbar High School on March 11, 2017, and will include student, family, and teacher STEM learning opportunities, making the STEM Fair a great opportunity to engage the DC community in STEM. The DC STEM Fair will bring in students from public, private, and parochial schools to showcase their STEM Fair projects. Community partners will showcase their STEM programs and learning opportunities at the STEM Expo. The Network is excited to partner with the Tiger Woods Foundation to host professional development at the DC STEM Fair (registration coming soon)! New this year! The DC STEM Fair is hosting STEM Community Workshops for families! See below for the Request for Proposals.

Join us for the Awards Ceremony at Carnegie Science on March 13, 2017, 6:00 - 8:30 pm!

The DC STEM Fair has several opportunities for community partners to participate in the Fair:
  • Request for Proposals: STEM Community Workshops. To connect parents, siblings, and teachers at the STEM Fair to STEM learning opportunities they can do outside of the traditional classroom, the DC STEM Fair is soliciting proposals for interactive STEM workshops. Each workshop will be 50 minutes, and should accommodate 25-35 parents, family members, and children. Up to three workshop proposals can be submitted, or a workshop can be run up to three times. The DC STEM Fair can provide up to $100 in material costs, to be reimbursed after the Fair. This solicitation is open to schools, community-based organizations, and professional organizations. Proposals are due by 5:00 pm EST on February 5, 2017.
  • Become a judge.  Judges are critical to the success of the DC STEM Fair! Judges receive a short training the morning of the Fair and spend 3 hours reviewing and judging student projects. The Network is seeking judges through February 24, 2017. 
  • Volunteer at the Fair.  The DC STEM Fair needs your help! This year, we anticipate needing 40 volunteers to help set up, ensure timely transitions, set up lunch, and help take down the event. There are two volunteer shifts available: Friday, 3:30 - 7:00 pm and Saturday, 7:00 am - 2:30 pm. The Network is seeking volunteers through February 24, 2017.
  • Sponsor an interactive display or activity at the STEM Expo. The DC STEM Fair will include an exciting, interactive STEM Expo for families and students! Private and public organizations, institutions of higher education, and STEM-oriented programs are invited to submit an application to present an interactive display or activity at the Expo, held concurrently with the DC STEM Fair. The Network is seeking Expo tables through February 24, 2017. 
  • Sponsor a Category Award.  Organizations can sponsor an award in one of the 22 categories.  The Network is seeking category award sponsors through February 24, 2017. Interested sponsors can email stemfair@dcstemnetwork.org for more information.
  • Donate to the DC STEM Fair. Making a contribution to the DC STEM Fair supports student STEM competitions in DC! Donations are managed through the Carnegie Institution of Washington, a 501(c)3 organizations. All donations are tax-deductible. Please email stemfair@dcstemnetwork.org for more information.

We look forward to working with you to make the DC STEM Fair a success!

Join the Slack Channel to view jobs, partnership, or funding opportunities!

Join a Working Group


The DC STEM Network is launching three new working groups this year:
  • Mapping the Elementary STEM Landscape
  • Supporting STEM Education in Schools
  • Promoting High-Quality STEM in Out-of-School Time
Interested in joining a working group? Fill out the form on our website to receive a partnership agreement. You may join the Network as an individual, or as a representative of a school, organization, or company.
Join a Working Group!

STEM School Recognition


DC STEM Network is launching a STEM School Survey! If you are interested in being a part of the pilot STEM School Recognition process in Spring 2017, please fill out the school form online!
Fill out the STEM School Questionnaire!

STEM Improvement Plans


The DC STEM Network's Working Group is still available to assist schools in creating a STEM Improvement Plan! Network representatives are available to provide a free consultation. Fill out the form to get connected!
Request a STEM Improvement Plan Consultation!

Join the STEM Teacher Leader Cadre!

The STEM TLC is a year-long program for full-time DC Public School (DCPS) and DC Public Charter (DCPCS) school teachers. The DC STEM Network is looking for outstanding, experienced, Pre-K–12th grade STEM teachers who will build their leadership capacity to deliver STEM professional development to their schools, communities, and throughout the region, collaborate with like-minded educators, and receive specialized, interactive, and engaging PD sessions.

STEM TLC members will receive a $1,500 stipend for participating in the 2017 cohort. Check out our website for more information and to apply today!
Apply to be a STEM Teacher Leader!

Request or Become a STEM Volunteer


The DC STEM Network has launched a new volunteer mailing list. This list, published weekly, includes volunteer opportunities for school and out-of-school time education settings in DC. If you are interested, you can sign up to receive the mailing list. DC Educators seeking mentors or volunteers may submit a Volunteer Request Form. We have matched several volunteers with schools and nonprofit organizations within the last week! 
Sign up for the Volunteer Mailing List
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