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Middle School Students

Discover STEM

Did a science project, a visit to a museum, or something you saw interest you in a career in science and math? Has a robot show or a complex machine interested you in technology or engineering? Did you ever wonder how we reached the moon and Mars? (Engineers and mathematicians got us there!)

Here, discover the world where your interests, your creativity, and your effort can lead you. Bring your curiosity and imagination, and dream about a career in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM)!

UH Programs

Learn at some of the most interesting Houston area programs for elementary, middle, and high school students. 


Mars Rover Celebration 

The  Mars Rover Celebration is an educational opportunity for elementary (grades 3-5) and middle school (grades 6-8) students to participate in the design and construction of a model rover to carry out a specific science mission on Mars. In the fall, student teams build the models as part of a six-week classroom or homework project. The activity culminates in January with students showcasing their team project at the Mars Rover Celebration at UH.

For: Elementary & Middle School Students, Grades 3rd - 8th 

At: College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics


When: 2019

Location: University of Houston Student Center Houston Room

Students display poster at the Science Engineering Fair of Houston.

Science Engineering Fair of Houston (SEFH)

The  Science Engineering Fair of Houston promotes the learning and application of science and technology through the development and presentation of science/engineering projects. SEFH serves as the regional fair for all public, private, charter, and home school students, grades 6-12, in Harris County and the 22 surrounding counties in Southeast Texas.

For: All public, private, charter, and home school students, grades 6-12, in Harris County and the 22 surrounding  counties in Southeast Texas.

At: College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, College of Technology, and Cullen College of Engineering; UH Downtown


When: February 13 - 28, 2021

Location: Due to the effects of COVID-19, the fair will be hosted virtually.

Grades: 6-12