Tauranga STEM Festival (STEMFest) is a multi-award winning community event, showcasing 50+ exhibitors from across Aotearoa.

Bringing organisations that are creating and developing amazing things around Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics together under one umbrella.

Thousands participate in FREE hands-on activities and learn about the possibilities and opportunities in STEM. It’s a day to meet STEM heroes and be inspired to follow in their footsteps.

I’m so proud of what we’ve achieved in such a short space of time. Our future ambition for STEMFest is to the be “Fieldays of STEM”.

Tia Lush

Founder Tauranga STEM Festival and Peterborough STEM Festival

Multi Award Winner

Winner TECT Community Award Event Excellence for STEMFest 2019

Winner Western BOP Community Award Event Excellence for STEMFest 2022

Tauranga STEM Festival (STEMFest) was originally inspired by Ada Lovelace Day (ALD), an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths launched in 2009 by Suw Charman-Anderson.

Ada Lovelace was a mathematician, considered to be the first female computer programmer back in 1843, long before computers even existed.

We’re proud to have been an Ada Lovelace Day Official Partner Event, the first to be given that status outside of the UK.

Our sister event Peterborough STEM Festival will be running in the same month in a different time zone.

Suw Charman-Anderson – Founder Ada Lovelace Day at Tauranga STEM Festival 2019