Every big achievement and discovery of aviation history has been reached when innovators played in the boundaries between Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Featuring some of the most innovative companies in the US, the Little Rock AFB STEM Fest is designed to excite students towards education and careers in the STEM fields.

The STEM Fest will open for a field trip opportunity on Friday, October 26 to K-12 students only. This gives students a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in various STEM-related activities before it opens to the public. It will be hosted in our central aircraft hangar and remain open during the Thunder Over the Rock Air and Space Show on October 27 + 28 for everyone to enjoy.

*Please note: the Air and Space Show portion of Thunder Over the Rock will be closed during the open field trip day (Friday, October 26). However, students will be able to watch aerial performance rehearsals from a safe distance.* 


The Air Force recognizes there is a critical need for STEM talent for future technology and innovation efforts within our nation’s STEM workforce. A diversified STEM talent pool will establish the pace of technology advancements and enable the Air Force to avoid technological surprises. A transformational STEM workforce will also direct the path of technological dominance and sustain a combat edge for our armed services. 


We're excited to showcase some amazing exhibits from STEM industry leaders! Check out some of the organizations that will be featuring exhibits at the event!

Arkansas Space Grant Consortium (NASA) 
Arkansas Geological Survey
Arkansas STEM Coalition
Civil Air Patrol Aerospace Education
DreamBIG A-7 Cockpit Experience
Entergy Arkansas
LISA Academy - Solar Car Program
Little Rock Zoo
Mid-American Museum
MORE Technologies
MultiCP Drone Company
Museum of Discovery
NASA Marshall Flight Center
National Weather Service
Nucor Steel Arkansas
Rolls Royce Company

*Subject to change. More exhibitors are constantly being added*


The Little Rock AFB STEM Committee invites exhibitors from degree-granting accredited colleges, professional associations, government entities, private organizations, industries, individuals, and businesses to provide information on STEM education to participate in the Little Rock AFB STEM Fest. Active advertising or recruiting is prohibited within this area. For more information on becoming an exhibitor, click on the button below.


Students and educators alike will benefit greatly from attending the STEM Fest! It will open on Friday, October 26 to students K-12. The hands-on, interactive exhibits make learning fun -- and the information they take away will leave a lasting impression.  The deadline to register for the field trip opportunity is October 1. For more information on bringing a group of students to the STEM Fest, click on the button below.