We aim to challenge young minds from schools and universities across the UAE with a keen interest in science, to put their energies toward an exciting competition.
The challenge requires students from both categories (schools & universities) to gather teams of five to put their knowledge and skills to the test by answering questions and solving problems.
The students from schools will compete against fellow schools, and universities will compete against fellow universities.
All students will receive a certificate of participation, and teachers will receive a token of mentorship. The winning teams will receive attractive prizes, trophies, prestigious scholarships, medals, and certificates.
The competition will be held face-to-face on Saturday, 29 April 2023. We invite your school to this exciting competition and benefit from this learning opportunity.
How to register your school:
The competition is now open to students across the UAE
High school students: Grade 9 and above (as of March 2023)
University students: All years
There is no limit on the number of teams a school/university can register for the competition
For any queries, please email [email protected].
STEM means Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and is the focus of the curriculum at many schools and is the basis for many of the most in demand careers.
The STEM Challenge is an annual event that aims to challenge young minds from schools across the UAE with a keen interest in science, technology, engineering, and math, to put their energies and skills toward an exciting competition. The inter-school event requires teams of four to put their knowledge and skills together to answer STEM-related questions and solve problems.
The STEM challenge allows students to compete at an interschool level, to put their STEM skills including problem-solving, creativity, critical thinking to the test, and to practice teamwork.
The competition is accessible to all students at no cost.
The challenge includes STEM-related quizzes, a building project to test their engineering skills, and a final power round of questions and answers!
The major areas covered are Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Technology (Computer science), and (a bit of) Astronomy, however any area of science is possible.
Students studying from Grade 9 and above (as of March 2023) from all schools across the UAE.
Each team must consist of five students belonging to the same school, however exceptions can be made where a school is unable to form a team and has participants from another school.
There is no cap on the number of teams that can participate from one school as long as the team members meet the eligibility criteria.
There is not any particular study guide but students can study general materials in all of the sciences and mathematics to prepare.
This year, the competition will beheld face-to-face on Saturday 29 April 2023, while observing all safety protocols.
The mentors play a vital role in guiding students on how to get ready for the challenge. Also, all updates will be first communicated to the mentors as they will be considered the point of contact throughout the challenge.
The last date to register is Saturday, 22 April 2023.
Please click the ‘Register Now’ button on this page; it will redirect you to a form that you can fill in.
Each participating student must register their details individually. Students are required to finalise the mentor and team name before registering. The mentor does not need to register through the form.
All students will receive a certificate of participation and teachers will receive a token of mentorship. The winning teams will receive trophies, prestigious scholarships, medals, and certificates
Yes, they will receive a token of appreciation from Curtin University upon successful participation of their teams in the competition.
Any changes in the team should be sent to [email protected] . The registration team will assist with the change.
All students participating in Round 1 will receive a certificate of participation which will be sent within the week.
Extensive reading in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, including current research findings.
Yes, an announcement will be made before the beginning of each round.
Any changes in the team should be sent to [email protected]. The registration team will assist with the change.
Please feel free to write at [email protected]. It is advised to have all your doubts cleared by Saturday 15 April 2023.
The mentor will be your to-go person to seek guidance & suggestions on how to best prepare for the upcoming challenge.
Any changes in teams have to be sent to [email protected]
The top 3 teams will be given substantial scholarships at Curtin’s campus in Dubai.