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ABOUT THE COMPETITION

The STEM Challenge is a dynamic and engaging competition designed to harness the innovative potential of budding engineers across high schools in the UAE. Initiated to inspire and challenge participants in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), this multi-round competition provides a platform for students to showcase their skills and passion for these disciplines.

STEM Challenge encompasses a series of rounds that comprehensively test participants’ knowledge, problem-solving abilities, and practical skills. From challenging multiple-choice questions (MCQs) that assess theoretical understanding to hands-on building challenges that demand creative problem-solving, each round is carefully crafted to bring out the best in the competing teams.

One of the highlights of STEM Challenge is the intense quiz rounds where teams go head-to-head, battling it out for the championship title. These rounds not only test participants’ depth of knowledge but also fosters teamwork, encouraging students to collaborate and leverage their collective strengths to overcome challenges.

STEM Challenge is not just a competition; it’s a journey that empowers students to explore, innovate, and push the boundaries of their STEM knowledge. Join us on this thrilling adventure, where the engineers of tomorrow are forged in the fires of friendly competition and academic excellence.

HISTORY IN THE MAKING

GUIDELINES

How to register your school

  • Assemble teams of 5 students each
  • Registration form to be filled by the Team Mentor
  • Each school can register up to 6 teams only.
  • The last date to register is 19 April 2024

Rules

  • The competition is open to students across the UAE.
  • High school students: Grade 10 and above (as of April 2024)
  • If younger grades are registered, they must acknowledge the level of difficulty in the competition, which is designed for the senior students.
  • There is a registration fee of AED 10 per participant. The details will be shared shortly.

Prizes

  • Winning teams will receive trophies, prestigious scholarships, medals, and certificates
  • All students will receive a certificate of participation and teachers will receive a token of mentorship

For any queries, please email [email protected]

AGENDA

  1. PRELIMINARY ROUND – Written Round

    In this Preliminary Round, participants will engage in a written quiz. While individuals tackle the questions independently, the final scores will reflect the collective performance of each team. This is your chance to lay the foundation for an exciting competition ahead.

  2. PRELIMINARY ROUND – Practical Round

    The team will gather for the Practical Round, a hands-on challenge where creativity and collaboration take centre stage. Working on a structure, teams will demonstrate their practical skills, which will be assessed by the esteemed engineering department at Curtin Dubai.

    Only the Top 30 teams will advance to the next rounds, so bring your A-game and secure your spot in this thrilling competition.

  3. SECONDARY ROUND – Build It Challenge

    Reset the scores to zero as you enter the Secondary Round’s Build It Challenge. The Top 30 teams will receive resources to craft structures that excel in various marking criteria. This round is a test of ingenuity and construction skills – a chance to push the boundaries of your capabilities and shine as a team.

  4. SEMI-FINALS – Knockout

    The top 12 teams will face off in the Semi-Finals’ Knockout round. Brace yourselves for an intense quiz competition, where knowledge and quick thinking will be your strongest allies. It’s a battle to secure a coveted spot in the grand finale.

  5. FINALE – Ultimate Jeopardy

    The top 6 teams will be tested on a diverse range of subjects, including biology, engineering, chemistry, physics, mathematics, science history, and technology. But beware – negative marking adds an element of suspense! This gripping round marks the conclusion of the competition, and the team that conquers it all will claim the prestigious Championship for the year.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

COMPETITION ENQUIRIES

For more information or for enquiries, please contact us: [email protected]