Ultimate STEM Challenge

BP has launched the Ultimate STEM Challenge for a fourth year in partnership with the Science Museum and STEM Learning.

Students aged 11 to 14 can choose from three new challenges on the theme of My Sustainable Future.

By exploring the practical uses of science, the challenges are designed to build confidence and teamworking skills, and inspire young people to consider careers in STEM. You can also request a STEM Ambassador to support your STEM Club or class.

The deadline for entries is 12 January 2018 with winners receiving an Ultimate STEM experience day, £500 to spend on science equipment or field trips, and Science Museum goody bags!


Get involved

How to enter

Find out entry details, information about prizes, how to upload your entry and terms and conditions.

Request a STEM Ambassador

STEM Ambassadors can inspire and support your students as they work on their projects. 

Get in touch

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.

This year's challenges

Download the briefing pack below for extra support with the challenges and more information about working with STEM Ambassadors.

Be inspired


Why get involved

The Ultimate STEM Challenge is very flexible and entering is easy – there’s a choice of three challenges which can be completed over a shorter or longer period of time. Students create a PowerPoint or YouTube video showcasing their work.

Top tips

The judges are looking for:

  • excellence of method
  • communication skills
  • creativity
  • passion for STEM


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