PA Governor's STEM Competition

PA Governor's STEM Competition

"Improving Pennsylvania Through STEM"


Regional Competition @ IU5: 

February 7, 2020

State Competition @ Harrisburg, PA:

May 7-8, 2020

Registration Deadline:

November 1, 2019


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.

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.

This themed competition focuses on exposing students to jobs, skills, and concepts centered around Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. This year’s competition, “Improving Pennsylvania through STEM”, will feature teams of students from across the commonwealth challenged to research, present, and design a device or project that is capable of making the quality of life better for citizens of Pennsylvania. 


To register or for more information:

Email studentprograms@iu5.org OR visit PDE Governor's STEM Competition.