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STEM Student Competitions


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STEM/STEAM Workshops & Competitions

  • 12/31/2019 - PA Invention Competition

    12/31/2019 - PA Invention Competition

    The Pennsylvania Invention Convention is a student invention competition designed to showcase and celebrate student problem-solving, innovation, creativity, and ingenuity. This competition is open to all students in grades 5 through 12.

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    12/2019 CRCC Cyber Robotics Competition

    The Intelitek STEM and CTE Education Foundation, in partnership with PA IU12, the PA STEM PoC Network, the University of Harrisburg, and Intelitek host the Cyber Robotics Coding Competition (CRCC). Have your students join the ranks of more than 35,000 students from around the world who (using Blockly to solve missions,) developed their computational thinking, strengthened their estimation and creative problem-solving skills, and increased excitement for learning through CRCC last school year.

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    2/18/2020 PA Governor's STEM Challenge

    Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Education are proud to present an annual themed competition focused on exposing students to these jobs, skills, and concepts. This year’s competition centers on “Improving Pennsylvania Through STEM.” High school teams will be provided with a $500 stipend to design and build a prototype of their device that can accomplish a series of practical tasks that can be translated into real life needs. Schools can hold their own internal competition to decide who attends the regional event.

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    2/19/20 K'NEX Challenge 4th & 5th Grades

    The K’Nex Design Challenge requires students to address a STEM Challenge by building a solution using up to 1400 K’Nex pieces. Teams of 4 students will work together on this project.

    4th and 5th grade students compete on 2/19/2020

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    2/20/20 K'NEX Challenge 6th - 8th Grades

    The K’Nex Design Challenge requires students to address a STEM Challenge by building a solution using up to 1400 K’Nex pieces. Teams of 4 students will work together on this project.

    6th – 8th grade students compete on 2/20/2020

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    3/9 & 10 2020 York Area Science & Engineering Fair

    For 40 years, the YCSEF has provided an opportunity for students to demonstrate their skill in conducting scientific research and engineering development. Students complete research projects and present their findings in one of 16 categories including all science disciplines, engineering categories, and programming. Day 1 features all students
    with interviews from category and special awards judges. Day 2 returns all first place winners to compete for the Grand Champion.

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    3/17/20 PA Media and Design Competition

    The PA Media and Design Competition is an annual event that highlights Pennsylvania students’ application skills, creativity andknowledge. Students are able to unleash their creativity, learn how to convey information more dynamically, and enhance the learning process.

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    5/6/20 3D Design Challenge

    LIU STEM is excited to announce a return of our 3D Design Challenge for students. This challenge is open to all students. Teams will compete in the following divisions - K-3, 4-6, 6-8, 9-12 (6th grade participates where it fits best at their school). Teams are limited to 4 participants. Schools may enter more than one team.

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    5/12/20 24 Tournament

    LIU12 STEM is excited to host a 24 Tournament for our area. We will be hosting 3 competitions in one. Students will compete within age divisions: 4th ‐ 5th grades, 6th grade, and 7th – 8th grades. Each school may bring up to 2 teams of 4 participants to the tournament. All students will be competing individually as well as part of a team.

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