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STEM Challenge 2015

Thank you to everyone who came out and participated in our STEM Challenge on Saturday!

Click HERE to see results from the Challenge!

Pictures have also been posted HERE.

If you participated in the STEM Challenge this year, please post a comment to let us know what you thought!

Congratulations to the winning Teams!

The Bridges to STEM Careers (BSC) program, with funding from the National Science Foundation, hosted its annual STEM Challenge on April 11th, 2015 in the Student Services Building at UHCL. 18 teams made up of 62 members participated in the competition at two levels. Winners and participants won prizes including scholarships, internships, robotics kits and various other gifts.

STEM Challenge 2015 was sponsored by Credexo Inc., Esyntaxis and AtLink. Additional support was provided by various other companies and restaurants in the community. Community college, High school and UHCL faculty members participated actively and served as judges, mentors and in various other capacities. Industrial representatives from Credexco, AtLink and SAIC also served as judges.

The challenge was open to all high school and undergraduate students. Over 8 different high schools and 6 different community colleges and universities were represented in the challenge. The challenge consisted of two levels of competition, with each team rotating through three stations: Game of Clues to challenge their math knowledge, Creative Inventors to showcase their imaginative skills and Robot Adventure to test their problem solving and programming skills. The event was limited to 18 teams, with a maximum of 4 members per team. 12 beginner teams and 6 advanced teams participated in the event.

During the challenge, each team spent 50 minutes at one of the three stations, trying to complete tasks that were progressivly more challenging, before rotating to the second and third station. Each task was assigned a point value, and each task had to be completed and demonstrated before receiving instructions for the next task.

Comments (5)

  1. Justin Allen:
    Apr 13, 2015 at 01:26 PM

    I would like thank everyone who made it possible for the STEM challenge to happen. I had such a great time, and challenges were awesome!

  2. Pablo:
    Apr 14, 2015 at 07:38 PM

    The highlight of my weekend! I had a blast with the fun but challenging challenges. :)

  3. James:
    Apr 21, 2015 at 12:23 PM

    It's OHM my Gauss. Not oh my gauss. It wouldn't be as funny with just one notable German electromagnetic mathematician.. Gotta have two in there.
    Anyway. Had fun. Very cool event. Hope to see it continue into future years.

  4. Christopher:
    Apr 21, 2015 at 12:35 PM

    Fixed, James! Can't let a good pun go to waste!

  5. Daniel:
    Apr 24, 2015 at 10:17 AM

    Where's my best smile award? Just kidding. Great event! I am typing with my keyboard.

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