STEMpalooza Competition


January 23rd and 24th at the Glazer Children's Museum


• Each challenge team will consist of four students.

• "Intermediate" teams can be a mix of both 4th and/or 5th graders.

• "Primary" teams vary by challenge, check each event's page for specifics.

• Each school is able to send one team per challenge.

• One team may compete in more than one challenge over the two days. (Maximum of four events per school)
• For Example: 

  • School A may have one team that competes in Tivitz on Tuesday then the same team competes in the Design Challenge and Sumobotics on Wednesday.
  • School B may have four teams, one in Maze Challenge, one in Design, one in Sumobot, and one in Crack the Code, all on the same day.


• Click on the links below for specific rules and details for each challenge.

• Registration for each event can also be found by clicking on the even links below.

Robot Maze/Obstacle
Challenge

Intermediate teams will be shown a maze created on a mat, primary teams will be shown a set of obstacles.  They will have a given amount of time to program their robot to complete the task(s).  Primary teams use Botley (or equivalent) robots, Intermediate teams use NXT or EV3.

Engineering
Challenge

Teams will be given a request for proposal and materials needed.  In a set amount of time, they will be required to design and create a product to meet the specifications of the proposal.  Separate competitions for Primary and Intermediate teams.

Crack the Code
Challenge

In a specified amount of time, teams will have the opportunity to solve problems, open locks, and crack codes to find a prize.  Separate competitions for Primary and Intermediate teams.

NXT/EV3 SumoBot
Challenge

Intermediate teams build and program a “Sumo Robot” using NXT or EV3 materials and bring the robot to the competition.  SumoBots compete in a double-elimination tournament to crown a champion.

Complete STEMpalooza schedule: