Subsea Expo

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STEM Challenge

Led by Global Underwater Hub in conjunction with
The Smallpeice Trust

Inspiring the next generation of subsea talent

Led and organised by Global Underwater Hub and supported by The Smallpeice Trust, the STEM Challenge sees teams of 13/14 year old students take part in regional heats across the country to earn their place in the final. The new initiative aims to encourage school pupils in STEM subjects to consider a career in the subsea sector.

In the final, the teams are faced with an environmental incident and tasked with designing an ROV and using sensors, grabbers and beacons to quickly find a solution. Teams then have to test their design and present their findings to a panel of judges from subsea companies. Points are awarded on a number of criteria including teamwork, understanding of the subsea industry, time taken and the quality of the design.

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

If you would like to get involved for the next GUH STEM Challenge please email

Venues and Dates (2022)

Inverness | 27 April
Newton Room, An Lochran
10 Inverness Campus, Inverness IV2 5NA

Glasgow | 28 April
Glasgow Science Centre
50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow G51 1EA

Port of Blyth | 29 April
Port Training Services
Quay Rd, Blyth NE24 3PA

Bristol | 17 May
National Composites Centre
Bristol & Bath Science Park, Emersons Green, Bristol BS16 7FS

Manchester | 18 May
Science and Industry Museum
Liverpool Road, Manchester M3 4FP

Norwich | 20 May
The Space
Roundtree Way, Norwich NR7 8SQ

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