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9th Annual Maryland STEM Festival

Friday, October 13, 2023Saturday, November 11, 2023
Online & In-Person Events

The 9th Annual Maryland STEM Festival will take place from October 13th - November 11th, with a special kick-off event to be held on October 12th highlighting the 2023 theme of "STEM-ertainment"with a variety of esports and video game activities (to include the NCF's Amanita Whitehat online game series). The 2023 Festival is sure to engage and interest students of all ages. Stay tuned to the MD STEM Festival website (see link below), as well as their social media for updates on the official event calendar.


The Maryland STEM Festival is a month-long celebration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics that takes place every Fall. In 2023, we'll be bringing hundreds of events focused on fun, interactive science learning opportunities. Students, families, friends, STEM professionals, teachers, volunteers will all enjoy events taking place throughout Maryland.

The Festival highlights the educational, cultural and financial impact of science in this state. Through hands-on activities, talks, lab tours, nature experiences, expos, exhibits and performances, the Festival engages a wide range of public audiences while inspiring future generations.

This Festival cultivates a positive environment that inspires children to pursue science-related careers and encourages businesses to invest in Maryland. In an era when recent reports indicate that the United States is losing ground as the world leader in science and technology, and fewer students than ever are seeking careers in science and technology, the Festival energizes our state’s efforts to respond to these challenges.