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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.

2022 WINNERS - CULLODEN ACADEMY

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 trish.banks@theguh.co.uk

VENUES AND DATES IN 2022

Inverness | 27 April
Newton Room, An Lochran
10 Inverness Campus, Inverness IV2 5NA
www.newtonroom.com

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
www.portofblyth.co.uk

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
www.scienceandindustrymuseum.org.uk

Norwich | 20 May
The Space
Roundtree Way, Norwich NR7 8SQ
www.thespacenorwich.co.uk


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