HARRISBURG, Pa. (WTAJ) — Registrations are now open for the virtual 2021 Governor’s STEM Competition in Pennsylvania.
All commonwealth public and non-public high schools, career and technical centers, charter schools, and home-schooled students are invited to participate.
Registration for the virtual competition is currently open for teams of five students in grades 9 – 12. A team advisor must complete the registration form for all students participating in the competition by November 19, 2021.
“Over the course of this administration, Pennsylvania has grown its STEM ecosystem exponentially through targeted investments in students, teachers, curriculum, and real-world experiences,” said PDE Secretary Dr. Noe Ortega. “The Governor’s STEM Competition provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for students to network, learn new skills, and apply science to solve a real problem that’s affecting their communities—things that will ultimately make them more well-rounded and knowledgeable as they embark on the next step in their educational journey.”
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The Governor’s STEM Competition will provide teams with:
- An authentic experience that applies skills learned in and outside the classroom;
- Opportunities to learn new skills or refine existing skills desired for careers in STEM; and
- An opportunity to explore career pathways.
During the 2021-22 school year, all registered teams will advance to the virtual state competition in April 2022.
Investing in science and technology education is a priority for Gov. Wolf. Since 2018, the governor has secured $80 million and strategically invested in education and workforce development through PAsmart. These grants support high-quality STEM and computer science learning and professional development opportunities to communities across Pennsylvania, including within early learning centers, libraries, out-of-school time providers, career and technical centers, post-secondary institutions, and K-12 schools.
For more information on STEM education in Pennsylvania, you can click here.