2019-20 Governor's PA STEM Competition

  • Teams of high school students from across the Commonwealth are challenged to select a real-world problem, conduct research, design, build and present a device that is capable of making the quality of life better for citizens of Pennsylvania. Teams are provided with a $500 stipend to fabricate a prototype of their device.
    Throughout the challenge, students engage with their local community to learn about STEM careers and the skills necessary to be employable and successful in STEM-related Pennsylvania industries. Developing solutions to problems rooted in the community will build the skills necessary for students to be successful in postsecondary STEM opportunities. Specifically, teams shall collaborate with a local company and work with a mentor employed by the business. To culminate the experience, students present their device and findings to a panel of judges. The challenge will test teams’ communication, problem-solving, critical thinking skills and creativity, while providing a unique opportunity to share their creativity with students from across the state.
    The competition is open to students in grades 9-12 attending public, charter, private and career and technical education centers in Pennsylvania. Schools will select a team of up to 5 students. The students will work under the guidance of a teacher mentor approved by the schools.

    Informational Powerpoint for Teacher Sponsors (18.19 pdf version)

    Chester County JOBS1st STEM Competition 2019 Winner: Bishop Shannahan

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    Wednesday, February 5, 2020
    (snow dates: Tuesday, February 18 & Thursday, February 20)
    9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
    455 Boot Road,
    Downingtown PA 19335
    Jay Stone, CCIU Special Events Coordinator
    Diane Thomson, CCIU Program Development & Support Coordinator