STEM competitions are a great way to get involved with science, technology, engineering, and math! You can show off your skills and learn new ones, work in groups and meet new friends, AND go places and compete for cool prizes! Check out the list of competitions below to find one that matches your interests, or lets you explore something brand new.

Chain Reaction Contraption Contest 

December 10, 2021 

Chain Reaction Contracption LogoHigh school students build a contraption that completes a specific task in 20 steps or more. You will work in a team to create and submit preliminary design drawings of your contraption and photos that document your contraption's evolution. You'll then present your contraption for judging based on functionality, complexity, and creativity in achieving the task.

Covestro Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair

March 22-25, 2022

Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair Powered by Carnegie Science Center

More than 1,000 students in grades 6-12 design, research, and communicate about an original experiment. You will display your results, talk with judges, and compete for more than $1 million in cash prizes and scholarships. Middle school students are nominated for the Broadcom MASTERS(R) program, and high school students are eligible to compete at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair!

Regeneron ISEF 

2022 dates coming soon!

May 3-6, 2021 - COMPLETED

Regeneron ISEF Logo


Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (Regeneron ISEF), a program of Society for Science & the Public (the Society), is the world’s largest international pre-college science competition. Each year, approximately 1,800 high school students from more  than 75 countries, regions, and territories are awarded the opportunity to showcase their independent research and compete for on average $4 million in prizes.