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STEM Challenge

Led by Global Underwater Hub in conjunction with
The Smallpeice Trust



INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION OF SUBSEA TALENT

Organised by Global Underwater Hub, STEM Challenge aims to engage pupils with an interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects through an exciting, hands-on project and inspire them to consider a career in the underwater industry.

Supported by The Smallpeice Trust, the initiative sees teams of school pupils aged 13 and 14 compete against peers from local schools in six regional heats to earn a place in the national final. 

Pupils are tasked with designing and building an ROV using Lego Mindstorms – a hardware-software platform that enables the development of programmable robots based on Lego building blocks. The robots are constructed using computer Lego bricks, which feature modular sensors and motors, and Lego parts from the Technic line.

Throughout the day, pupils are also set fun challenges by the team at Aberdeen Science Centre. These include testing their problem solving, teamworking and STEM skills as they build and then try out rubber band catapults and construct one-metre-high towers with K’NEX, capable of holding a ream of paper.

VENUES AND DATES IN 2023

Inverness | 25 April
Inverness Caledonian Stadium
IV1 1FF
www.ictfc.com

Glasgow | 26 April
Glasgow Science Centre
50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow G51 1EA

Blyth | 9 May
ORE Catapult
National Renewable Energy Centre, Northumberland
NE24 1LZ
www.ore.catapult.org.uk

Newmarket | 10 May
Fred Archer Way, Suffolk
CB8 8NT
Bristol | 24 May
National Composites Centre
Bristol & Bath Science Park, Emersons Green, Bristol BS16 7FS
 

Manchester | TBC May
Details to come

FINAL | 14 JUNE
P&J Live, Aberdeen AB21 9FX
www.pandjlive.com

WITH THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS






2022 REPORT

With 98% of students reporting that they have a greater understanding of engineering, and more than three quarters saying they would now consider a career in engineering, the GUH STEM Challenge helps inspire the next generation of subsea talent.

100% of teachers rated the event 'excellent'.


If you would like to get involved for the next GUH STEM Challenge please email trish.banks@theguh.co.uk

2022 WINNERS - CULLODEN ACADEMY

The team from Culloden Academy in Inverness were crowned champions of the Global Underwater Hub 2022 STEM Challenge.