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Oct 23 | 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Get your geek on!


Drones… earthquake simulators…  KNex cars… 3D printers… and more.

What makes the earth shake, a KNex go, the stars shine and the water flow? Find out at STEAMfest. We will have experts showing you how it all works and what makes their careers so amazing.  See and learn about the importance of STEAM and STEAM career paths from community partners including:

American Chemical Society – Live demos of chemical reactions, physic-chemical changes and the inside scoop on water analysis, dye chemistry, battery function and material properties.

American Society of Civil Engineers, West TN Branch – What makes a KNex car move? Learn how a KNex car is built and what it takes to move it forward and backward.

Baptist Memorial Health Care – Providing FREE water bottles and jump ropes.

Bearden Company/Deep Delta Films – Writer and filmmaker Willy Bearden will be showcasing samples of his television and museum work.  You can learn how to edit videos on your own phone.

Center US Earthquake Consortium (CUSEC) – What can YOU do to prepare for an earthquake, from preparedness to safety and education?

Christian Brothers University – (CBU) Gadomski School of Engineering – Cool demonstrations from the Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering departments will include a seismic shake table, drones and a go cart project.

See Mechanical Engineering Department’s Mini Baja Project in action.


City of Memphis Division of Engineering – Could you withstand an earthquake? Test yourself on the earthquake simulator.

FedEx – Check out the FedEx Lounge, featuring videos of Roxo the SameDay bot, demonstrations of SenseAware ID, the FedEx sensor technology and other activities.

Lemoyne-Owen College – The “Science on Wheels” Mobile Science Laboratory is rolling into MoSH.

Memphis Food Waste Project – a program of Clean Memphis/Atlas Organics/The Compost Fairy – Yikes! See some creepy compostables and learn about how food waste haunts us.

Midsouth Makers – 3D Everything! Learn about 3D printing and build small 3D-printed toys.

Miss Memphis – L*O*V*E! Learn to code Valentine’s Day cards. Cards will be printed in February and delivered through senior meal delivery services.

Phillips Corporation – Get your own 3D printout to take home! See the Markforged X7 Industrial sized 3D printer in action.

Rhodes College – Far out! Rhodes College CubeSat Team will host a demonstration of spacetime using a spandex sheet – you’ll see the orbits of planets, moon and satellites, gravity-assist orbits, the formation of the solar system, gravity waves, and warp drive.  They will also host a demonstration of solar cells and output current and voltage, including wavelengths of incident light.

University of Memphis Center for Applied Earth Sciences and Engineering Research (CAESAR)  – Water on WheelsAll aboard the  Water on Wheels (WOW) Mobile Museum!  You can tour the WOW mini museum and learn about the water cycle and its impact on daily life.

University of Memphis Center for Earthquake Research and Information – CERI – Ever wonder what an earthquake feels like? Visit the shake tables and find out.

University of Memphis Department of Biological Sciences  – Moms, dads & kids will enjoy the hands-on and interactive activities and scientific info.

University of Memphis Magnetic Resonance Imaging Spectroscopy Lab Department of Biomedical Engineering – (MRISL) – Society of Women Engineers (SWE) – What’s an MRI and how do you read it? Come see the compass needle and magnet experiments to understand what’s behind the science of seeing inside the body using an MRI.

University of Memphis Optical Imaging Research Lab (OIRL) – All about Light, Optics and Microscopy –  related to Tennessee science standards disciplinary core ideas of “Waves and their Application in Technologies for Information Transfer” and “Engineering Design”.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Memphis District – Get the 411 on latest and greatest projects done by the Corps of Engineers.



Food Vendors:

Eat at Eric’s Grill & Catering


$30 Adult   $15 Child (2- 12)

Members:  $15 Adult   $5 Child  (2- 12)

Under 2 FREE