SciFEST VI: Elements

September 20-22, 2018

Register today for the Fall 2018 SciFEST VI: Elements. This annual STEM weekend offers high school students a unique college experience on our main campus in Berrien Springs, Michigan. Come explore the seven STEM departments at Andrews University, and find out what this year's theme: Elements means in Agriculture, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics. Students will participate in hands-on laboratory projects in each of these departments. This event culminates with a team Quiz Bowl game show, where each school displays their STEM knowledge in the hopes of winning awards and academic scholarships.

At each SciFEST event hosted at Andrews University, we aim to:

  • Explore how the various elements of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) are interrelated and interdependent
  • Enjoy hands-on team projects, the Andrews Experience, and time with STEM students and faculty
  • Experience unity in love of science with students and teachers from all over the country during a fun-filled weekend!

SciFEST Registration Guidelines:

  • High school juniors and seniors in public, private, and home-schooled are invited 
  • Students must have their high school's & guardian's approval in order to register
  • Schools are encouraged to send a team of 5 students; individual applicants will be matched with a team as numbers allow*
  • One supervisor/sponsor per team: math/science teachers perferred
  • Although this weekend is geared toward junior and senior high school students, all high school students showing academic excellence and interest in further education in a STEM career are welcome to attend
  • All-inclusive cost is $80 per student, free for math/science teachers, and $80 for parents/supporters*

*Each team is required to have at least one supervisor; math/science teachers preferred.

Stay the Weekend

  • Participants are encouraged to stay on campus to get the full college experience
  • If a student decides to stay, they will be hosted in a residence hall by a current Andrews University student
  • Each team staying on campus is required to have at least one supervisor: math/science teacher preferred stay on campus

Activities Overview

  • Each of the seven STEM departments will provide a hands-on project for each team, and teams will rotate between the departments to accomplish each task
  • Faculty/Student STEM show
  • Downtime in the recreation center
  • Tour the campus
  • Joint dinners with STEM students and faculty
  • Worship opportunities


All costs for the program are included in the package price. The package covers meals, housing in a residence hall, fees and activities.

Package Price Discounts
Full participant: $80 per student Early registration 10% off
Daily participant: $65 per student not spending the night Early registration 10% off
Parents/Supporters: $80 per person No cost for math/science teachers (Free)

Early Registration Deadline (10% Discount): May 25, 2018

Final Registration Deadline: August 31, 2018


Team Registration: Ready to sign-up a team of students? Click here.

Individual Registration: We will match you with a team! Click here.


Do you have questions or need further information?

Please contact Monica Nudd, the STEM Enrollment Coordinator, at 269-471-3872 or via email at