Central Iowa Section - FREE ticket to the Iowa State Fair STEM Day


Yes - you read correctly - FREE ticket to the Iowa State Fair

Just one catch - volunteer for a couple hours at our STEM Day demonstration table. Please keep reading:

We need your help for a couple of hours at our demonstration table at the Iowa Governor's STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) Council outreach project at the Iowa State Fair on "Stem Day" August 18, 2019. You can volunteer anytime during the whole day, no other commitment is required.

What is this event and what will you do?

The Iowa Governor's STEM Council is sponsoring an area on the Grand Concourse of the Iowa State Fair where various groups will each have a table with hands-on demonstrations and activities for elementary age children to explore STEM related topics.  We will use "Squishy Circuits" at our table to explore basic electricity and electronics concepts. We've used the "Squishy Circuit" activities the past several years at many local elementary schools as well as at the State Fair the last 4 years and it is always highly successful and a lot of fun.  "Squishy Circuits" uses home-made play dough that conducts electricity to light LEDs.  See http://squishycircuitsstore.com/kits.html for more information.

Please plan to spend 2 hours at our table anytime during the day. And don't forget to bring along a friend to help as well, no experience needed. You'll be able to share in the kids excitement as they make the LEDs light up.

If this interests you we would love to see you there, please register below


P.S. - Special Bonus!

Along with your FREE ticket to the Fair on Sunday August 18 you'll also get a FREE T-shirt with the IEEE Central Iowa Section logo to wear that day.

  Date and Time




  • Des Moines, Iowa
  • United States
  • Building: Iowa State Fairgrounds
  • Room Number: Grand Concourse area - large white tent

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  • We will contact you with further details.

  • Starts 18 July 2019 09:11 AM
  • Ends 11 August 2019 09:11 PM
  • All times are US/Central
  • No Admission Charge
  • Register


9:00 am - School age kids and parents start coming to our table

All day - volunteer any two hour period

7:00 pm - Event is over