PA Governor’s STEM
TIU 11/AIU 8 Regional Competition – February 19th
(Snow Makeup Date – February 22nd)
2021 Theme -“Improving Pennsylvania Through STEM”
The Governor’s STEM Competition challenges student teams from across the state to research, design, and present a device or project that can make the quality of life better for Pennsylvanians by accomplishing a series of practical tasks that can fulfill real-world needs.
Teams are required to partner with their local communities to develop a solution to a real problem rooted in the community – this helps create an authentic experience for the students and provides opportunities for them to learn more about career pathways and employment opportunities based in STEM.
Through a series of qualifying regional competitions, and culminating with a final competition in Harrisburg, teams present their findings to a panel of judges and explain the practical applications of their device. The challenge tests the teams’ communication, problem solving, and critical thinking skills while providing a unique opportunity to share their creativity with students from across the state.
The competition is open to students in grades 9 through 12 who attend a public, charter, or private school, a career and technical education center, or a student being homeschooled in Pennsylvania.
Teams can include up to five students and they must work under the guidance of an approved mentor.
Each team is provided with a $500 grant to build a prototype of their device or project.
The winning team from the TIU 11/AIU 8 Regional Competition will be invited to compete in the State Competition on May 6th.
Competition Rules and Registration Links can be found at this link.
2020 TIU 11 Regional Competition winner – Southern Huntingdon High School
- 11/20/20 – Deadline to Register
- 1/31/21 – Teams submit project proposals to regional IUs
- 2/19/21 – TIU11/AIU8 Joint Regional Competition (Covid-19 conditions will determine whether the regional event will be held in person or virtually. An announcement will be made by January 8th, 2021).
- 5/6/21 – State Competition