The Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance is proud to introduce its newest event: The Inaugural Flight Night Back to School STEM Expo powered by the Tulsa State Fair and Cox Media Group.


Students peer into yellow submarine during 2017 STEM Expo dayThis event is an expansion of the former STEM Exploratorium and is part county fair, part science fair, part job fair and all fun! The Flight Night Back to School STEM Expo will be on Friday, September 14th and will feature more than 50 local businesses, nonprofits and organizations in a series of hands-on, curiosity-driven activities and experiences.

Whether you’re a teacher, a partner, or a family, join us as we ignite students’ passions for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). This year’s event will feature two parts: a classroom event from 10 am-1 pm and a family portion from 2-5 pm. We look forward to joining educators, students, and families for a day of STEM fun!

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Friday, September 14, 2018
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Classroom event: 10 am-1 pm
Family event: 2 pm-5 pm

Exchange Center at Expo Square
4145 E 21st St., Tulsa, OK 74114

Jaime Christensen
918-779-4910 x203


Bring your 6th – 8th grade students to the Flight Night Back to School STEM Expo to create, learn, and discover STEM professionals through a variety of activities. Each school may bring up to 40 students and lunch will be provided. Each class is invited to enter the Tulsa State Fair Kinetic Sculpture Contest.
Deadline to register is September 7.

Students gather around science experiment

Local businesses and organizations will provide hands-on, interactive activities for your students. Students will be exposed to creative and problem-solving situations with the guide of STEM mentors.
Deadline to register is September 7.


Join us during the Flight Night Back to School STEM Expo for a STEM Shoppe Open House!

  • Collect free classroom supplies.
  • Borrow equipment and other materials.
  • Discover ways to access free curriculum and supplies throughout the school year.

Join us for a day of hands-on fun with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)! 

Kids watch science experiment

The family portion of this event will be from 2 pm-5 pm on Friday, September 14th. No registration is needed for families.

Companies / Organizations:

The purpose of the event is for companies and organizations to provide interactive booths to showcase potential STEM careers to students in a fun, hands-on way

A range of industries may be showcased such as engineering, design, manufacturing, and more. With your help, we can show students what their possible future career could look like!
Deadline to register is September 3.

Example Hands-on Activities



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We need volunteers to help with set up, registration and break down of the event. If you’re interested in donating a couple of hours to help STEM education in Tulsa, please contact us!

Event Zones:
Aerospace Hangar
  • Birds Eye Film and Video
  • STARBASE Oklahoma

CS Hack
  • Circuit Chargers Robotics
  • Invictus Robotics
  • Microsoft

Design Lab presented by Tulsa Tech
  • Discovery Lab Tulsa
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
  • Tulsa Tech

Energy Field presented by OERB
  • Emerson
  • Public Service Company of Oklahoma
  • TD Williamson
  • Tulsa Geoscience Center
  • Williams

Health Zone presented by Community Care College
  • Dr. Jeff Long Children and Family Eyecare
  • Langston University and OSU School of Agriculture
  • Modus

Maker Space presented by Oklahoma Technical College
  • AAON
  • Fab Lab Tulsa
  • Kiss Institute for Practical Robotics
  • Nabolz
  • Selser Schaefer
  • Tulsa Glassblowing School

Wallace Engineering

Petting Zoo
  • Langston University

Sports Arena presented by Shape Your Future OK
  • YMCA

  • Collegiate Hall
  • Community Higher Care
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Oral Roberts University
  • Langston University
  • STEM^2
  • Symbiotic Aquaponic
  • Tulsa Community College
  • University of Tulsa

Storm Chasers
  • Fox 23
  • National Weather Service

Dr Jeff Longs Children and Family Eye Care
Town Square presented by  Dr. Jeff Long’s Children & Family Eye Care
  • Dave & Busters
  • Girl Scouts of Eastern OK
  • The M.e.t.

  • City of Tulsa
  • EMSA
  • Oklahoma Aquarium
  • QuickTrip
  • Tulsa County Sherrif’s Office
  • Tulsa Fire Department

Wild Side
  • Langston University
  • Laser Quest
  • Tulsa Zoo
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Interested in sponsoring an event zone? Please contact Cox Media Group for more information!

Presented by the Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance, Tulsa State Fair, and Cox Media Group

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