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Invent wearable tech to win £750

Published: Dec 9, 2019 2 min read

STEM learning

The deadline for the Ultimate STEM Challenge national competition is fast approaching so act now to give your pupils a chance of winning £750 and of working with real-life coders, designers and engineers to bring their ideas to life.

The bp Ultimate STEM Challenge, in partnership with STEM Learning, is open to all young people aged 9-14 to design a piece of wearable tech to solve a real-life problem.

The competition has already had entries coming in thick and fast, but there is still time for pupils, groups and STEM clubs from schools across the UK to enter by the deadline of 14 January 2020.

The aim of the competition is to get teachers and pupils to learn more about the exciting world of wearable tech and for young people to understand that science has inspiring and real-world applications.

Here is a reminder of what the competition is all about:

The theme

The theme for 2020 is ‘Wearable tech’. This technology is already a huge part of everyday life, with smartwatches, fitness trackers, head-mounted displays and smart clothing all widely used.

The challenge

Young people aged 9-14 are invited to get creative and re-imagine a solution to a real-life problem and design the next big piece of wearable tech.

The prizes

  • An all-expenses paid Hackathon day at the bp Upstream Learning Centre, working with real-life coders, designers and engineers to bring their ideas to life.
  • Two lucky schools will also each win £750 to spend on STEM teaching resources or field trips.

Entries must be in by 14 January 2020 and can be submitted in the following ways:

  • Email your entry here
  • Fax: 020 7509 6651
  • Freepost (label available to download): We Are Futures, Ultimate STEM Challenge, 1-2 Paris Garden, London, SE1 8ND