Ultimate STEM Challenge 2020: Wearable Tech

Hackathon: finalist event update from bp

The health, safety and wellbeing of people is our top priority at bp. The World Health Organisation (WHO) and governments across the world are escalating their responses to the rapidly evolving outbreak of COVID-19. In light of this and after a thorough assessment of the latest guidance, we’ve had to take the difficult decision to postpone this year’s Ultimate STEM Challenge Hackathon.

We are considering options, including the possibility of rescheduling to autumn, in consultation with finalist schools. We will provide another update once further guidance has been issued.

To read more please visit: https://bpes.bp.com/ultimate-stem-challenge

This year's challenge

  • BP Ultimate STEM Challenge 2020

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  • The Ultimate STEM Challenge is back, and this year is focused on the theme of Wearable Tech. Watch the video for more information on how your school can take part and potentially win some amazing prizes. 

BP has launched the sixth instalment of the Ultimate STEM Challenge national competition in partnership with STEM Learning.

The Ultimate STEM Challenge is back again and with an added focus of Wearable Tech. Wearable technology is all around us in our everyday lives, from smart watches that monitor our health to smart jewellery that is fashionable and makes communication easier. BP is challenging pupils aged 9-14 to design a new piece of wearable tech that will improve lives in the future.

Free challenge resources will help introduce the concept of wearable tech, bring STEM learning to life and nurture pupils transferrable skills including presenting, problem-solving, creativity, leadership and teamwork. There are also some amazing prizes to win!

It’s easy to take part, simply:

  1. Download your free resources including teacher notes and entry forms.
  2. Get your pupils to complete the wearable tech entry form.
  3. Send us your pupils’ entries before the closing date of 14 January 2020.

Prizes include:

  • An all-expenses paid Hackathon day at the BP Upstream Learning Centre.
  • Two lucky schools will also each win £750 to spend on STEM teaching resources or field trips.

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Last year's winners

Winners of BP Ultimate STEM Challenge 2019

Meet the winners of the BP Ultimate STEM Challenge 2018/19.