The American Spaces Kenya: STEAM Maker Fair is a competition that aims to inspire and encourage learners in secondary/ high schools to explore the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM). 

The competition is a collaboration between the US Embassy Nairobi and STEM Impact Center Kenya, which will provide an opportunity for students to showcase their creativity and problem-solving skills and help them discover their potential in the STEAM fields.


The competition is open to all high school students in Nairobi, Nakuru, and Mombasa counties.

To apply, students are required to form a team of 2 pax and 1 coach, submit an intent to compete form by 20th Feb 2024, and submit their project by 10th April 2024.

The American Spaces STEAM Maker Fair regional competitions will take place at the American Spaces in Nairobi, Nakuru, and Mombasa and Final National Competition in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Deadline to Submit Intent to Participate in the STEAM Maker Fair by 20th February 2024.

The deadline for submission of full Project including the Project File, Prototype Video, and other details is 10th April 2024

STEAM Maker Fair Categories

Unleash your inner scientist! In this category, participants are encouraged to explore the field of scientific inquiry.

Students will present their research projects, experiments, and findings from biology to physics, chemistry to environmental science

Expect to be captivated by the power of observation and experimentation.

Get ready to engineer the future! This category challenges participants to design, build, and showcase their engineering prowess. Whether it’s constructing bridges, creating innovative gadgets, or solving real-world problems through ingenious solutions, this is the platform to unveil your engineering masterpieces.

Dive into the world of cutting-edge technology! Participants will exhibit their technological innovations, coding projects, app developments, and robotics creations. From artificial intelligence to cybersecurity, witness how students leverage technology to shape the future.

The ‘A’ in STEAM takes center stage! This category celebrates the marriage of art and technology. Students will showcase their creative talents through digital art, multimedia installations, and interactive exhibits.

Witness how art and technology seamlessly come together to create visually stunning and thought-provoking pieces.