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Governor's STEM Competition

The Delaware County Intermediate Unit is proud to once again bring to your students the opportunity to participate in 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. Teams are required to partner with their local communities to develop a solution to a real problem rooted in their community - this helps create an authentic experience for the students and provides opportunities for them to learn more about career pathways and employment opportunities based in STEM.


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 home schooled in Pennsylvania. Teams can include up to five students and they must work together under the guidance of an approved mentor.


Each team is provided with a $500 grant to build a prototype of their device or project.



Regional Qualifier

The regional qualifier for this year's Governor's STEM Competition will take place on February 10, 2020, with an inclement weather date of March 2, 2020. The first place team at the Delaware County Governor's STEM Competition will represent our area in the 2020 Governor's STEM Competition in Harrisburg on May 7-8, 2020.


In order for your students to participate in the Delaware County Governor’s STEM Competition, your school must enroll with Berks County Intermediate Unit using this Google Form. Enrollment is available through November 1, 2019 at no cost to schools. To enroll, teachers or administrators may visit the Google Form and select Intermediate Unit 25 in the first question. This will also serve as your registration with the Delaware County Intermediate Unit


Follow the Governor's STEM Competition and join the conversation on social media via: @DelcoSTEM, #GovsSTEMComp, and #STEMinPA.


For questions, please contact Jon Regino at



Important Competition Dates

  • Registration deadline: November 20, 2019
  • Permission skip and proposals deadline: January 31, 2020
  • Regional competition: February 10, 2020
  • Inclement weather date: March 2, 2020
  • State competition: May 7-8, 2020


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