Free Virtual STEM Expo for K-12 Students, Educators and Families
October 18 - 24, 2021

Virtual STEM Activities

Interactive Exhibits & Stage Shows

STEM Scavenger Hunt

Educator Resource Center

Student Projects on Display


Be sure to follow and keep an eye out on the SciFest social channels for
exciting updates about stage shows, exhibitors, and activities!

Exhibit Zones

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Building Future Innovators Zone hosted by CACI

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Health & Medicine Zone hosted by AstraZenca

Food Science Zone hosted by Campbells & Cargill

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Hosted by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence

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Girls in Aviation Zone hosted by FAA

Space & Aviation Zone hosted by U.S. Air Force

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Hosted by The American Chemical Society

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Featuring: Million Girls Moonshot - sponsor: Intel

Coding with Commitment - sponsor: Broadcom Foundation

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On the STEM Stage

Nate Ball

Nate Ball is an inventor and Emmy-winning TV host who uses his excitement about engineering to engage kids in STEM. His fascination with engineering started early with childhood building projects. His inventive spirit led him to MIT where he earned two degrees in mechanical engineering and helped develop and host the award-winning TV series, Design Squad.

Dr. Darryl Lee Baynes

STEM advocate and educator Dr. Darryl Lee Baynes has created a formula for successfully communicating to students the relevance and importance of pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. His approach of teaching students through entertainment or “edu-tainment” uses exciting, dynamic, educational, hands-on science demonstrations and experiments to capture their attention.

Mr. D and Mr. Q-U-E

Music Notes is an educational music company founded by two middle school teachers in South Central Los Angeles. LaMar "Mr. Q-U-E" Queen," and David "Mr. D" Landix are math educators working to increase student engagement in school by providing high quality educational music and videos to educators and their students.

Kevin J DeBruin

Kevin J DeBruin is a former NASA Rocket Scientist turned Professional Space Educator. He is a host, TEDx speaker, author, and educates about space at events around the globe. Kevin worked at NASA JPL designing spacecraft before falling in love with science communication. He decided to leave NASA and dedicate himself to educating and inspiring others in science.

Dr. Tracy Fanara

Dr. Tracy Fanara is an environmental engineer and research scientist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). She's on a mission to extend humanity’s time on earth by making it safe for all living things. Her diverse background includes storm chasing, designing aquaponics for wastewater treatment in space, serving as a science communicator, and so much more.

Collins & Devan Key

Collins and Devan Key are brothers who created the world's largest family-friendly YouTube channel, Collins Key. This duo is known for their hilarious challenges, crazy pranks and fun DIY creations.

Jason Latimer

Jason Latimer is a world champion magician and host of Impossible Science at Home where he fuses wonder, illusion and science. Jason uses household items to teach kids, celebrities and special guests that STEM can make the impossible possible.

Jason Lindsey

Jason Lindsey, aka “Mr. Science,” with Hooked on Science, is a nationally-recognized STEM educator, science multimedia journalist, meteorologist, and author. He’s appeared on the NBC Today Show, Fox & Friends, RFD-TV, WeatherNation, and television stations, across the United States, inspiring kids to be inquisitive about the world around them and to develop a long-term interest in science and math.

Roy Moye III

An accomplished singer and performer, Roy Moye III, combines his love for music and aerospace engineering with motivating the next generation in STEM careers. Dubbed “The Singing Engineer,” Roy does this by wowing young audiences with his high-energy STEMusic stage performances. He has also sung National Anthems for multiple professional sports teams in the MLB, NFL, and NBA.

Harrison Ngue

Harrison Ngue is a third-year student at Harvard College studying biomedical engineering. Ever since his mom was diagnosed with breast cancer when he was in middle school, Harrison has developed a strong fascination for medicine and scientific research. As an undergraduate, he’s putting that fasciation to work as a research fellow at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital where he studies cancer cells.

Maynard Okereke

Maynard Okereke, aka the Hip Hop M.D., uses pop culture to make STEM fun. He has a degree in civil engineering and a curiosity for new innovation. Maynard inspires minorities and youth by bridging the gap between music, entertainment, & science - encouraging more diverse involvement in the S.T.E.M. fields.

Tamara Robertson

Tamara Robertson is an accomplished engineer turned TV host, actor and superhero scientist. After a decade in Corporate Engineering, Tamara noted a lack of women in her field. In hopes of inspiring more young women to pursue STEM careers, she transitioned her efforts to outreach and has since become one of the leading female science hosts and engineers on the Science Channel.

Dr. Padhu Seshaiyer

Dr. Padmanabhan “Padhu” Seshaiyer is on a personal mission to turn math haters into math lovers. He grew up in his native India dreaming about how to solve real-world problems through mathematics. Now a noted mathematician at George Mason University, Padhu is changing the often-negative perception and image that students have about math.

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Frequently Asked Questions

SciFest All Access will be LIVE from October 18th - 24th. The event will then be accessible On-Demand from October 25th - November 25th.
Please visit https://scifest.vfairs.com/ to register. When you arrive to the page select “Register Individuals” or “Register Groups” to begin the registration process. Once complete, you will receive your login information via confirmation email.

If you are registering for a group of students or individuals, you will receive an email with a list of access codes. Please distribute one access code to each individual in your group. They will need to use this unique access code to login to the platform.

Advantages to visiting during the LIVE dates of October 18-24, 2021
  • Earn points and be entered to win prizes only available to attendees Oct 18-24, 2021
  • Live chat with exhibitors
Just like the LIVE event, SciFest On-Demand (October 25 - November 25) gives you the chance to check back and explore exhibits, watch videos, and access resources. However, Live Chat with exhibitors will be disabled during this time. If you would like to contact an exhibitor during this time, leave a message in the Booth Q&A to be answered at a later time.
The Expo can be accessed 24/7. However, Live Chat with Exhibitors will only be available between 9am EST and 5pm PT - depending on availability.*

*Exhibitor availability can be found under “Chat” inside each exhibitor booth.
SciFest All Access is a FREE virtual event where attendees can access engaging STEM resources and activities 24/7! After registering online, you will enter the lobby of SciFest All Access. From the lobby, you can:
  • Travel through the Portal to 100+ exhibits
  • Explore unique student exhibits inside the Student Project Gallery
  • Check out the AstraZeneca Educator Resource Hub for classroom activities, materials and 10-15 minute educator workshops
  • View performances by science superstars on the Discovery Channel STEM Stage
  • Check out your prefilled Backpack plus add documents and videos you find on the way
  • Find Scavenger Hunt items hidden throughout SciFest and earn points (points earned during live dates only)
  • See how many points you’ve earned on the Leaderboard (Live dates only)
  • Interact with exhibitors by leaving Questions or using Live Chat (Live dates only)
  • Take a photo in the SciFest Photobooth and enter the photo contest!
You can find STEM resources and activities for K-12 students, educators and families.
Yes! Inside the AstraZeneca Educator Resource Hub, teachers can access digital resources from SciFest partners. These resources are designed to enhance the teaching experience and empower educators with the latest trends and strategies in STEM education.
We are pleased to offer SciFest worksheets and other resources for educators to utilize as class assignments or activities HERE.
Yes! You can win prizes by engaging with the SciFest platform and earning points during the LIVE event dates of October 18-24, 2021. High point earners will be entered into a lottery drawing to win special prizes provided by STEMfinity. Attendees must be located within the U.S. to be eligible for prizes. Earn points with everything you do inside SciFest - visiting booths, watching videos, chatting with exhibitors, finding Scavenger Hunt items, and more. The Leaderboard page shows attendees exactly how many points they will earn for each action.
Yes, Live Chat with exhibitors is available during the LIVE portion of Scifest October 18-24, 2021. Visit an exhibitor’s booth and open “Chat” to start chatting.
SciFest All Access is designed as an individual experience, however, teachers would be able to show videos from the STEM Stage on a screen for the entire class. Other components of SciFest, such as the portal containing 100+ exhibit booths and the scavenger hunt, would be better accessed as an individual. Students would need to participate as an individual in order to accumulate points and be eligible for prizes.
No! Access the event at any time during the LIVE and On-Demand dates (October 18th - November 25th, 2021)
Performances on the virtual STEM Stage will be available on-demand for the entire event. You can access a listing of stage show performers here: https://scifest.vfairs.com/ .
If you experience technical difficulties during the event, please contact our platform provider vFairs for assistance using the Help Chat.