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K’Nex STEM Design Challenge

STEM Design Challenge logoThe Lancaster-Lebanon IU13 K’NEX STEM Design Challenge raises awareness of the importance of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education. Elementary-level students in Grades 4 & 5 participate in an exciting competition where they are tasked with designing, developing, and implementing a solution to an engineering problem. Students are scored on creativity, teamwork, and the success of the challenge.


2024 K’NEX STEM Design Challenge

Tournament Information:

2024 K’NEX STEM Design Challenge Flyer

Tournament Date: February 1, 2024 (snow date: February 23, 2024)
Time: 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM (Team check-in begins at 8:45 AM)
Location: The Conference & Training Center at IU13 ( 1020 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster, PA)

Team Entry Fee: $100 per four-student team (max number of teams is 20)



  • Registration for four-person team
  • Registration Opens: Wednesday, November 15, 2023
  • Registration Deadline: Friday, January 12, 2024
  • Competition Date: Thursday, February 1, 2024
  • Snow Make-Up Date: Friday, February 23, 2024


Registration for the 2024 K’NEX STEM Design Challenge will open on Wednesday, November 15, 2023. Please email Brian Booker at brian_booker@iu13.org or Keira London at keira_london@iu13.org for registration information.