SciFEST V: Cells

September 21-23, 2017

Register today for the Fall 2017 SciFEST V: Cells. 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: Cells 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 a trophy 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 2017 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): August 19, 2017

Final Registration Deadline: September 1, 2017


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