Call for Visiting Judges, STEM Competition

Posted by School District of Philadelphia on January 4, 2016

Governor’s Regional STEM Competition in Philadelphia
February 4, 2016; 9am – 3pm
Call for Visiting Judges

This year’s competition, “Improving Pennsylvania through STEM”, will feature teams of up to five students from schools 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. High school teams will be provided a $500 stipend to design and build a prototype of their device that can accomplish a series of practical tasks that can be translated into real life needs.

Students will engage with their local communities to learn about STEM-related careers and the skills necessary to be successful. To culminate the experience, students will be asked to present their findings and explain the practical applications of their device to a panel of judges. The challenge will test teams’ communication, problem solving, and critical thinking skills while providing a unique opportunity to share their creativity with students from across the state.

Who are needed: 6 professionals in STEM fields (teachers, researchers, doctors, patent lawyers, engineers, etc.) willing to donate their time to judge the projects. If you can do both sessions, great!
• 3 morning judges (9-12)
• 3 afternoon judges (1-3)

When: Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016; 9am – 3pm
Snow date Friday, Feb.12; 9am – 3pm
Where: School District of Philadelphia, 440 N. Broad St, Phila, PA 19130

How: If you are interested, please contact Lubomyr Konrad, HS Science Specialist for the School District of Philadelphia (p) 215-400-5758 (email)

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