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Calling all Scientists! IPS 2nd Annual STEM Innovation Fair

Are you creative? Do you like science? Are you curious? Do you want the opportunity to win cash?

If you answered yes, to any of the questions above, please consider participating in the 2nd Annual STEM Innovation Fair! Anyone can be a scientist. Representation matters! 

Audience Details and Logistics

Who: IPS K-12 Students, Change Makers Clubs, Teachers, Community Leaders, Administration, Family and Friends, Exhibitors

What: 2nd Annual IPS STEM Innovation Fair

When: Friday, December 8 from 6-8 p.m.

Where: William McKinley School 39 (1733 Spann Ave)

Innovation Fair Details: Students will design an innovative STEM solution for a real-world problem! Students can work individually or as a team of up to 4 members to research a real-world issue that they care about, design a new solution using STEM concepts and showcase their work at the Innovation Fair! Click here for more details, including the rubric for the competition!

Purpose & Student Goals: To identify and research critical issues that affect the lives of our students, create a space for students to activate their agency in the process of change. 

  • Pick It! Solve It! Share It! – Work individually or as a team of up to four members, identify and research a real-world issue you care about. Describe who is affected and how. Brainstorm and describe a new solution to the problem using STEM concepts. Share your ideas/design in an interactive presentation such as a game, website, video or comic book. Be creative!

 Want to Participate??? Fill out this GOOGLE FORM!

Innovation Fair Goals: Align with the IPS 2025 Strategic Plan

  • The IPS Innovation Fair plans to impact and generate interest among students early in their careers to explore, pursue, and persist towards a STEM-based education and career field that are traditionally under-represented in STEM fields. Maybe one of the participants will be the next Neil deGrasse Tyson or Madam CJ Walker!
  • Invite STEM based companies located in the Indianapolis area to interact with our IPS students and parents what it’s like to be a scientist and help them to see that science is a great career path and include jobs such as: Software Developer, Engineer, Nurse, Research Scientist, Biochemist, Psychologist, Forensics, etc. The opportunities are endless!

Questions? Contact the IPS District Science Coach (

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