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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.


For questions, please contact Jon Regino at


This year's theme:

“Improving Pennsylvania Through STEM”


Important Competition Dates

  • Registration deadline: November 20, 2020
  • Permission slip and proposals deadline: January 31, 2021
  • Regional competition: February 23, 2021
  • Inclement weather date: February 25, 2021
  • State competition: May 6, 2021


Regional Qualifier

The regional qualifier for this year's Governor's STEM Competition will take place on February 23, 2021, with an inclement weather date of February 25, 2021. The first place team at the Delaware County Governor's STEM Competition will represent our area in the 2021 Virtual Governor's STEM Competition on May 6, 2021.


Complete the competition's registration form by November 20, 2020, to acknowledge your team’s commitment to participating in a Regional Qualifying Competition. Be sure to provide your student/team members information.


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


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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 a member of their local community or business to develop a solution to a real problem rooted in the 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.


Through a series of qualifying regional competitions, and culminating with a virtual final competition, teams present their findings to a panel of judges and explain the practical applications of their device. The challenge tests the teams’ communication, problem solving, and critical thinking skills while providing a unique opportunity to share their creativity with students from across the state.


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.


Teams can include up to five students and they must work under the guidance of an approved mentor.


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