The STEM Olympiad is an annual competition in which students compete to win prizes, test and learn new STEM skills, and complete STEM projects. The 2022 Competition kicked off on September 21st, 2022 at 8:00 AM Pacific and ended on November 16th. Read more about the 2022 competition winners below and scroll to the bottom of the page for the competition information.
Efficient Car Ramp Challenge
Team Rocket Ramp
Cheyenne Traditional School
Sustainable Vehicle Design Challenge
One World International School
Skybridge Design Challenge
Team Mighty Wolfpack
Desert Mountain High School
Students can choose to compete in the category of their age level or any higher age level category.
In the modern world, vehicles are designed to push the known boundaries of engineering by breaking speed records. For the elementary school competition, students will design a ramp suitable for use with a Hot Wheels-sized toy car. Their goal will be to have their car travel as fast as possible once exiting the ramp. The instantaneous speed of their car will be measured once its back wheels have reached 1 meter from the endpoint of the ramp. The fastest car wins!
Sustainable vehicles are becoming more popular every day with issues such as climate change and rising gas prices propelling their popularity. For the middle school competition, students will make a small, sustainably powered car without the incorporation of any electronics or batteries. Examples could include a rubber band, water wheel, or even balloon-powered cars.
For the high school competition, your local school is looking to build a new skybridge between your school and the public library in order to allow students to easily get to the library without the need of extra buses. Your job is to design a model bridge fit to the specifications of the school district and create a presentation pitch where you will persuade the school to construct your bridge. Each bridge will be tested for endurance and strength. The team whose bridge holds the most weight and for the longest time will be selected for the construction contract!
Thank you for your submissions!