The Best List of STEM Competitions for Students


This website is an excellent resource for STEM students looking for competitions. Click into the source URL above to view all 35 different competitions.

STEM competitions are a great way to build friendships and have fun while building STEM skills. Below you’ll find an awesome list of science, engineering, and robotics competitions for middle and high school students to help you find the right one for your child.

In middle school, Science Olympiad helped my boys explore new topics and connect with a like-minded peer group, not to mention receive a hero’s send-off when their team departed from school grounds to head to the state competition. Likewise, my younger son expanded his technical skills as he progressed with his VEX robotics team from building a simple “scoop bot” as a 7th grader to creating a complex robot that was a state champion his junior year in high school.

This awesome list of STEM competitions is a work in progress. It’s a great resource for classroom teachers, homeschool teachers, librarians and youth workers. Entry criteria vary from simply having a good idea, while others require well-written essays, or full-on experiments or inventions.

About 35 challenges are listed on this site including the Team America Rocketry Challenge

If you know of other good STEM competition websites, please post in this topic.