Governor's STEM Competition

  • What is the Governor’s STEM Competition?

    The Governor's STEM Competition challenges student teams from across the state to research, design, and present a device or project that can make the quality of life better for Pennsylvanians by accomplishing a series of practical tasks that can fulfill real-world needs.

    The competition is open to students in grades 9 through 12 who attend a public, charter, or private school, a career and technical education center, or a student being homeschooled in Pennsylvania.

    There are no regional competitions for the 2023-2024 school year. Important dates for the statewide competition are below.

    More information is available on the Governor's STEM Competition page on the PDE website.

    Important Dates

    • The registration for the Governor’s STEM Competition opened on September 27, 2023.
    • Registration CLOSES on December 24, 2024.
    • There will not be a regional qualifying competition this school year. 
    • State Finals at PaTTAN Harrisburg on May 8, 2024

    Teams

    A team is limited to a maximum of five students in grades 9 through 12. Students must be associated with a public, charter, or private school, a career and technical education center, or homeschooled in Pennsylvania. Each student team must work under the guidance of an approved school mentor.