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Can you skewer a balloon without popping it? Have you been inside a bubble? Play a piano with bananas for keys? The STEM roadshow is hosted at NTC and run by volunteers and the Michigan Tech Mind Trekkers team, which consists of undergrad and graduate students. Mind Trekkers will guide those who attend through fun, hands-on experiments. Let the Michigan Tech Mind Trekkers be your guide as you explore the excitement of STEM.

Thousands of area middle school students are expected to attend on Friday, April 11, 2025.

On Saturday, April 12, 2025, NTC will open its doors to the public from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., so everyone can experience the excitement of STEM Fest free-of-charge.

Both volunteers and exhibitors are vital to the success of this event. Help us “WOW!” students and the community with the excitement of science, technology, engineering and math. If you would like to have a table to promote your organization, program or club, please consider signing up as an exhibitor. Volunteers do not need prior experience – training will be provided!

Note: This event understands that breaks may be needed throughout the day for students that may be easily overwhelmed by various activities and events. To offer a break from the excitement, NTC has designated a Blue Room for those students who may feel overstimulated easily. The Blue Room will host small group activities to allow students to experience Mind Trekkers fully, but in a quiet and safe setting.


  • Morning and afternoon shifts available
  • Tasks assigned, training provided

Volunteer sign-up coming soon!


  • Conduct a short experiment
  • Must be present to staff table both days

Exhibitor sign-up coming soon!