Teams of high school students from across the state will be challenged to research, present, and design a device or project that can make the quality of life better for citizens of Pennsylvania. The device will accomplish a series of practical tasks that can be translated into real life needs. High school teams will be provided with a $500 stipend to design and build a prototype of their device.
In the identification and research of a team’s authentic problem, students will engage with their local communities to learn about STEM-related careers. Developing solutions to problems rooted in the community will build the skills necessary for students to be successful in postsecondary STEM opportunities.