The STEM Olympiad is a joint activity sponsored by Arkansas Tech University and Western
Arkansas Education Service Co-op. Originally organized in 2010 and called Destination
Space, the STEM Olympiad has grown to become one of the largest student STEM competitions
in the United States. In 2013, it was recognized by the National Aeronautical and
Space Administration (NASA) as the outstanding STEM competition in the Southwest.
Competition is open to public and private school throughout the region and involves students in grades 5-12. Students will be grouped into three grade divisions for competition. Those include grades 5-6, grade 7-8, and high school (9-12). Competition involves both team and individual competition. The areas of competition for 2015 include:
➢ Engineering Challenge: Maximum of 4 students/team
➢ Rockets: Maximum of 4 students/team.
➢ Hovercrafts: Maximum of 4 students/team.
➢ Catapults: Maximum of 2 students/team.
➢ Bridge Design: Maximum of 2 students/team.
➢ Egg Drop: Maximum of 2 students/team.
➢ Machine Competition: Maximum of 4 students/team.
First, second, and third place medals will be awarded in each category and in each competition.
The 2015 competition will be held at ATU campus, HULL PHYSICAL ED building and Football field on May 8 of 2015. Pre-registration can be conducted through Mrs. Terri Frost firstname.lastname@example.org or Mrs. Sarah Burnett email@example.com . The rocket competition will be handled by Mr. Roberts of Pottsville Schools and additional information can be obtained by contacting him through firstname.lastname@example.org.
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