August: Iowa State Fair !

Ticket to the Iowa State Fair Stem Day

Price ? Volunteer for a couple hours at

our Demonstration table.


August 18, 2019. You can volunteer anytime during the whole day,

no other commitment is required.





Sunday, 18 August, 2019


9:00 am – 7:00 pm : All day event

Please try to volunteer for 2 hours (or more! ).


“Squishy Circuits” uses home-made play dough that conducts electricity.

Information and duties:

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.

Map: Iowa State Fairgrounds

Grand Concourse area – large white tent

Parking: Iowa State Fair parking options

Tee Shirt: 

If you choose to volunteer, we’ll fix you up with another freebie.  A tee shirt with the Central Iowa Section IEEE logo, you can wear it that day.


To help us plan, please register (below).

 Register Now

Save the Date !

Annual dinner and meeting.

It will be Thursday 14 November  at MainFrame Studios downtown Des Moines (http://mainframestudios.org/about/).

Dinner will be in their “Big Room” and provided by Tangerine Food Company.

We hope to have a hand-blown glass demonstration by JJ Gaffers as well as a visitation of The Red Door Press featuring letterpress printing. There may be other artists available in their studios as well.

More information in the near future.

More than likely there will be assorted beverages beforehand.  IEEE usually offsets the full cost, and students get an even better rate !

Plan to attend !