• STEM Design Challenge  
     Students competing in STEM design challenge

    The STEM Design Challenge is for small teams of 4th - 8th graders who are challenged to brainstorm, develop, and implement a solution to an engineering problem using various building materials.


    Over the past 6 months, we have all spent a lot of time in our home. You may have discovered that some products or appliances in your home could be safer or more environmentally friendly. Thermo Fisher Scientific is working to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer so they are asking you to rethink a product that you would find in your home, or create one that you should find in your home. This product could be (but not limited to) a new or different way to power your home, a new or updated appliance, or a new gadget for home entertainment. Be creative!

    2021 Rubric:

    This will be the rubric used by the Regional and State Competition judges. Tie scores will be broken by judging teams in order to identify winners. This rubric will be used by elementary and middle school for the 2021 challenge.


    CLIU VIRTUAL Regional Competition: April 29, 2021

    Grades 4-5 and Grades 6-8 

    The State Competition will be held virtually, May 2021 (TBD).

    **Dates and details are subject to change due to evolving conditions.

    Team Registration Link

    REGISTRATION LIMITED to 2 TEAMS per grade band per building (ie: two 4-5 grade teams, two 6-8 grade teams)

    Diahann Ouly