High School: SciFEST

September 2020 (remote STEM Experience)- More information to come soon.

Plan on joining us for September 16-19, 2021 (on-campus)

Fall 2021 SciFEST VIII: Space- 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 discover this year's theme: Space in Agriculture, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics. Students participate in hands-on laboratory projects organized by each of these departments. This event culminates with a team Quiz Bowl game show, where each team displays its STEM knowledge in the hopes of winning awards and academic scholarships. Space is limited, so register early.

Team Registration: Ready to sign-up a team?

Individual Registration: We will match you with a team!


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 enrolled in public and private schools—as well as home-schooled students—are invited. 
  • Students must have their high school's and a parent or guardian's approval in order to register.
  • Schools are encouraged to send a team of five students; individual applicants will be matched with a team as numbers allow.*
  • One supervisor/sponsor per team: math/science teachers are preferred.
  • Although this weekend is geared toward junior and senior high school students, all high school students who demonstrate academic excellence and an interest in continued STEM education and/or a STEM career are welcome to attend.
  • The all-inclusive cost is $90 per student, $25 for math/science teachers, and $65 for parents/supporters/sponsors.*

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

Stay the Weekend

  • Participants are encouraged to stay on campus to get the full Andrews University SciFEST experience.
  • If a student decides to stay on-campus, he or she 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; it is preferred if this math/science teacher stays on campus.
  • If a student decides to stay off-campus with a parent/guardian, we request that he or she registers as a daily participant and that accomodations be planned accordingly. 

Activities Overview

  • Each of the seven STEM departments will provide a hands-on project for each team, and teams will rotate between departments to accomplish each task.
  • Faculty/Student STEM show
  • Free time in the Recreation Center
  • Campus Tour
  • 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: $90 per student Early registration 10% off

Daily participant: $75 per student (staying
off-campus overnight with a parent/guardian)

Early registration 10% off
Parents/Supporters/Sponsors: $65 per person Math/Science Teachers: $25

Early Registration Deadline (10% Discount): May 2021

Final Registration Deadline: August 2021


Do you have questions or need further information?

Please contact Monica Nudd, STEM Enrollment Coordinator, at 269-471-3872 or via email at stemconnect@andrews.edu