Now open! Enter our High Schools STEM Competition

Now open! Enter our High Schools STEM Competition

20/03/2017
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We are challenging Year 7 to 10 students to create an innovative solution to reduce the chances of injuries or fatalities occurring at pedestrian level crossings in our 2017 High Schools STEM Competition.

Working in a team of 2 to 4, students will need to apply design thinking to create an innovative solution to a pedestrian level crossing safety issue using science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) principles, to make young people’s crossing experiences safer.

Students need to:

1. Design
Use design thinking to create an original device to address this challenge. They’ll need to show how they empathise, define, ideate, develop a prototype and test the ideas they develop.

2. Pitch
Create a video pitch: film themselves pitching their design to the judges (maximum 3 minutes).

This competition is a fantastic way of bringing STEM to life in your classroom. The competition can easily fit within your normal teaching program due to the strong curriculum links.

Prizes include $1200 in vouchers for winning teams, plus teachers, school and a People’s Choice Award. Voting for People’s Choice will be open during Rail Safety Week (14-20 August).

Head to our competition page to find out more and request your competition pack which has everything you will need to support your students in this competition.

Good luck!