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Poster boards will be judged on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 @ 5 pm at the high school. Posters are due to school coordinators on Wednesday, February 21, 2024. All posters need to be dropped off between 3 and 5 on Wednesday.  Any posters after 5 will not be judged. 

Aerial view of Fernley High School taken by High Desert Radio Controlled Club during the 2015 Fernley STEM Festival.

​There are 3 categories to participate in.  Use the flowchart below to find where your project best fits.  Then, click on the corresponding box below for more information specifically for your project.


I have an opinion…I can judge!​


This is some cool information about a topic I’m really interested in. 


Oh-la-la! I created something new or improved something!​


I did an experiment and collected data to support (guessed right) or deny (guessed wrong) my hypothesis

(my educated guess). 

Fernley STEM Festival

The Fernley STEM Festival is held annually at Fernley High School and is open to all pre-K-12 students and adults in Northern Nevada including traditional public schools, homeschools, and charter schools.  The eleventh annual 2024 Fernley STEM Festival will be held on Thursday, February 29, 2024 from 5-8 pm.  Contact us, or your own school Point of Contact, for more information. 

Copyright © Fernley STEM Council. All rights reserved.


Cottonwood Elementary School, Mrs. Swindlehurst, 775-575-3414

East Valley Elementary School, Mrs. Bates, 775-575-3332

Fernley Elementary School, Mrs. Kenison, 775-575-3420

Fernley Intermediate School, Mr. Weller, 775-575-3390

Fernley High School, Ms. Ericksen, 775-575-3400

Silverland Middle School, Mrs. Speth, 775-575-1575

Business Exhibitor Contact (JOIN Inc.), Martee Donahue, 775-575-1222

All other questions, Mr. Jessie Weller, 775-575-3390

Make a Difference Today - 775-575-3414

Make a Difference Today - 775-575-3414

Pictures from past events:  

2024 Fernley STEM Festival

  Judging: Wednesday, February  28, 2024

Public Event: Thursday, February 29, 2024