Regional CompetitionTuesday, February 20, 2020Snow Date: February 27, 2020
The Governor’s PA STEM Competition is a unique competition for students in grades 9-12 that provides an opportunity to explore careers using Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
Teams of students from across the commonwealth are challenged to research, design and present a device/project that is capable of improving the quality of life better for residents of Pennsylvania. Teams are provided a $500 stipend to design and build a prototype of their device/project that can meet a series of practical tasks that can be translated into real world needs.
Students also engage with their local community to learn about STEM-related careers and the skills needed for success. To culminate the experience, students present their findings and explain the practical applications of their device to a panel of judges. The challenge will test teams’ communication, problem solving, and critical thinking skills while providing a unique opportunity to share their creativity with other students from across the state. One team of up to five students (grades 9 through 12) will be selected to compete at the Regional Qualifying Competition.
WHEN AND WHERE
Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2020
Snow Date: Thursday, February 27, 2020
Colonial IU 20 Central Office, 6 Danforth Drive, Easton, PA 18045
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
- Judge Breakfast and Introductions
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
9:05 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
- Lunch & Final Judge Deliberation
11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
- Awards Ceremony
DETAILS OF THE COMPETITION
This year’s theme is, “Improving Pennsylvania Through STEM.” Teams of high school students from across the state will be challenged to research, present, and design a device or project that can make the quality of life better for citizens of Pennsylvania.
REGIONAL COMPETITION RUBRIC
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
August 30, 2019
November 20, 2019
Deadline for teacher advisor to register via the competition website, make a commitment for school’s participation, and submit information on students/team members for the regional qualifying competition.
Month of January 2020
Deadline for teams to email their device/project proposal and student permission forms to their respective IU. The final submission date is January 31!
February 1, 2020 - February 29, 2020
Regional qualifying competitions take place at each of the IUs. A regional winner will be selected and will be moving on to the state competition.
February 29, 2020
Deadline for all regional competitions to be completed.
April 24, 2020
Deadline for regional winners to submit their written documentation and video journal.
REGIONAL COMPETITION REGISTRATION
Team registration must be completed by November 20, 2019
Student Permission Forms must be completed by January 31, 2019 and returned to CIU 20.
STATE WEB PAGE
For more information, please contact Heather Heimer at email@example.com or Christiana Davey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IMAGES FROM A PAST COMPETITION