Sci-Tech Challenge is a programme designed to motivate students, aged 15-18, to consider career paths in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The goal is to raise awareness of the importance of STEM skills and how they can be applied in resourceful ways to meet the challenges of tomorrow.
In 2020, more than 1,200 students from Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Italy, the Netherlands, and Romania participated in the programme focused on combining STEM education and hands-on entrepreneurial experience. The initiative dates back to 2010, and since then 65,000 students have been involved.
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Applications Accepted: 10 January 2023 to 25 February 2023
The Sci-Tech Challenge has three main phases:
- An ExxonMobil mentor visits the classroom (90 minutes) and talks to students. After a presentation and a short interactive quiz, students create teams of 5 and the mentor gives the class a mini challenge. Classroom visits will be arranged between the 14th and 31st of March 2023. The visits can be virtual if needed.
- 10 teams across Cyprus (1 team per participating school) will participate in National Sci-Tech Challenge. The national challenge will take place physically on the 06th of April 2023. The competition involves a challenge that will be presented at the beginning of the day; students will be asked to come up with solutions and present them by the end of the day.
- The team which will come up with the best solution will represent Cyprus to the European Sci-Tech Challenge. Dates for the European Sci-Tech Challenge to be determined (expected mid-May).
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*The programme is implemented in the English language.
For what ages is the programme?
The programme is for students 15 – 18 years old.
Is there a participation fee?
No, the programme is offered free of charge.
Will students receive a certificate for participating in the programme?
Yes, all students as well as teachers who reach the National Challenge phase will receive a certificate.
How are participating schools selected?
The 10 first schools that will register will be the ones to participate.
How are the 5 students who will represent the school at the National Challenge selected?
It is the responsibility of the teacher to select a team of 5 students to represent their school at the National Competition. Engagement in the classroom visit by the ExxonMobil mentor can be a defining criterion for selecting students.