Community Engagement

State Fair STEAM Expo

August 17 – 21, 2022

STEM Playground

In partnership with the Department of Innovation and Technology, the Learning Technology Center is hosting the STEM Playground at the Illinois State Fair. The STEM Playground is a three-day event within the Tech Prairie STEAM Expo that encourages educators, families, and students to explore new and emerging technologies. This year’s playground features drones, robots, and much more.

August 17 – 21, 2022
Orr Building, Illinois State Fair Grounds

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Highlights from the 2022 STEAM Expo

The 2022 Tech Prairie STEAM Expo was a particular hit with learners of all ages. Over the LTC’s four days at the fair, hundreds of students and fair-goers from across the state visited the Orr Building to play with programmable robots, participate in an esports tournament, and take home a 3D printed butter cow as a souvenir.


Mindy Fiscus
Mindy Fiscus
Director of Government Affairs, Learning Technology Center

Mindy provides leadership, expertise, and support related to broadband connectivity, equipment and device access, and funding sources, including E-Rate.