Governor's STEM Competition
Thursday, February 18, 2021
Snow Date: March 3, 2021
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: Thursday, February 18, 2021
Snow Date: Thursday, March 3, 2021
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
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
September 14, 2020
November 20, 2020
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 2021
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, 2021 - February 26, 2021
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 26, 2021
Deadline for all regional competitions to be completed.
April 24, 2021
Deadline for regional winners to submit their written proposal and prototype presentation. Preliminary judging begins.
REGIONAL COMPETITION REGISTRATION
Team registration must be completed by November 20, 2020
Student Permission Forms must be completed by January 31, 2021 and returned to CIU 20.
STATE WEB PAGE
IMAGES FROM 2020 COMPETITION