FAQ

Where will the 2017 Utah STEM Fest take place?

At the Utah South Towne Expo Center in Exhibit Halls A, B and C.
Address: 9575 State St, Sandy, UT 84070

What can I expect to see at Utah STEM Fest?

The Utah STEM Fest event is setup in a booth exhibitor format with industry and higher education exhibitors providing hands-on, engaging activities at their booths. There will also be a stage with short 10-15 minute shows that highlight STEM in a fun, engaging manner.

When does registration close?

Registration for schools will end Friday, September 29th.

Who do I need to register for the event?

Students, teachers and chaperones.

How much does the event cost?

STEM Fest is a free event. Schools are responsible for busing and lunches. Bus scholarships are available to help cover the cost of busing for schools but they are administered on a first come, first serve basis.

Do I need to print my tickets?

No, please do not print your tickets. You do need to pre-register all students, teachers, and chaperones who will be in attendance that day. We will contact you with more information as the event draws closer.

Will lunch be provided for students?

Students are invited and encouraged to bring a packed lunch. Limited space will be available inside the hall for eating. We ask that students, teachers and chaperones pick up their areas when they are finished.

How can I help my students effectively navigate the event?

We recommend that students tour the floor in groups of 3-8 students with a chaperone, so that they can move more easily through the event space and engage more effectively with exhibitors.

Is there anything we need to cover as a class before attending?

Activities and more information will be provided in the teachers packet. A lesson plan will be created by the STEM Action Center and distributed to teachers at a later date. The lesson plan does not need to be followed prior to your visit to STEM Fest, but we encourage teachers to make use of this resource.

How many chaperones do we need to bring?

We recommend a 10:1 ratio for students to chaperones.

How long is the event? Do we need to be there the whole time?

The event begins at 9:00 a.m. on each day and goes until 2:00 p.m. Schools may sign up either day and are welcome to come and go between these times. We ask that the schools that are within 10 miles of the facility come later in the afternoon to allow for schools traveling a far distance the opportunity to explore during the morning. We recommend that students plan at least two and one half hours minimum to get the most out of their experience.

Where should buses drop off students and park?

Students will be dropped off on the curb, right outside the west side of the facility. Buses can park in the north lot.

How do bus scholarships work?

Bus Scholarships will be given on a first come, first serve basis. All teachers will receive a Bus Scholarship Form that will need to be filled out and sent back. In order to receive a bus scholarship you will have to submit the Bus Scholarship Form and an invoice showing the total cost for your bus(es). Invoices MUST be received by October 20th to qualify. Once you have submitted both pieces you will be notified if you have received bus scholarship and what amount. Bus Reimbursement will be distributed as follows:

  • to 75 miles round trip $75.00 per bus or invoice total, whichever is lower
  • to 150 miles round trip $150.00 per bus or invoice total, whichever is lower
  • 150 miles or more round trip $300.00 per bus or invoice total, whichever is lower

We do not guarantee bus scholarship to everyone who applies. Scholarships are giving out on a first come, first serve basis to teachers who submit both the Bus Scholarship Form and Invoice within the given time period.