STEM Student Activities

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24 Math Competition

24 Math is a unique mathematics teaching tool designed to sharpen students’ mental math, number sense, critical thinking, problem solving, and pattern sensing. Offered in a tournament-style competition, students compete using addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division to develop solutions to problems that equal 24. This fast, fun, exciting math game is designed for students in Grades 4-8.

Save the Dates:
  • Grade 4 & 5 Tournament Dates: Tuesday, May 14, 2019
  • Grade 6, 7 & 8 Tournament Dates:  Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Proctors: View Podcast Reviewing Tournament-Style Rules Here

24 Challenge MATH Competition Materials:
  • More information to come Fall 2018
  • This event take place in the IU13 Conference Center.
  • Email:  24 Math 
  • Call:     717-606-1685

IU13 STEM Consortium Student Competition

The IU13 STEM Student Competition is open to students in Grades 4-9. This year’s theme is “STEM Solutions for Your Community.” The solution(s) should address STEM needs for your community.  The format for submissions is a video documenting the Engineering Design Process steps and the final designed working prototype. 
Please note that this competition is separate from the Governor’s PA STEM Competition for students in Grades 9-12. Information about this competition is available at the Governor's STEM website.

Lancaster-Lebanon Elementary STEM Bowl

The Annual Lancaster-Lebanon Elementary STEM Bowls are fast-paced quiz bowl-style competitions, complete with sophisticated buzzers, designed to showcase and apply 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students’ knowledge of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The event will consist of two components:
  1. A Quiz Bowl style competition comprised of six 20-minute matches in which each team of four students will compete against another team to answer a series of toss-up questions and bonus questions, and
  2. Hands-on design and problem-solving activities presented by the IU13 STEM Team.            


Sea, Air and Land Competition

The Pennsylvania State University Electro Optics Center, in collaboration with the Office of Naval Research Program, has developed the Sea, Air & Land Challenge, a unique and effective way to manage high school students in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. This competition brings together teams of 5-10 high school students to design and build robotic vehicles and payloads. Teams work to complete a high-level engineering challenge, with assistance from engineering mentors with industry experience. The program culminates in a “Challenge Day” event when students showcase their accomplishments and is designed to provide an exciting window into careers in STEM while developing their skill sets beyond standard classroom activities.
Students will have 12-16 weeks to design unmanned vehicles and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) payloads to compete in predefined sets of challenges. Each team is responsible for securing funding for their team and is paired with an industry mentor to guide them through the design and building process. The systems are then used to compete in challenges that mimic missions encountered by the military, national security agencies, and first responders. The competition is a partnership between IU12, IU13, and IU15. 
PLEASE NOTE: The location of this competition has changed from Lancaster-Lebanon IU13 to SDoL - McCaskey Campus - 1051 Lehigh Ave. Lancaster, PA 17602. 
Save the Dates:
  • Competition date: Wednesday, April 24, 2018
  • Weather Makeup date: Tuesday, April 30, 2018
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