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Team Information

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Team Selection/Commitment

One team of up to five students (in grades 9 through 12) will be selected to compete at the competition. This team must attend a public, charter, or private school, a career and technical education center, or be a student homeschooled in Pennsylvania in order to participate. Only one team will be selected to represent their school at the competition.

Complete the competition's registration form by November 19, 2021, to acknowledge your team’s commitment to participating in the Competition. Be sure to provide your student/team members information.

Advisors

One team advisor must be identified for each participating team. This individual will work with the team as a mentor/coach. The role of the advisor is to:

  • supervise work sessions
  • provide support
  • facilitate positive collaboration and teamwork

Judges reserve the right to disqualify or deduct points from any team that is found to have violated the rules or the spirit of the rules. Please note that the advisor will also assist in connecting the team to a local business/community industry for support.

Registration

Team Commitment and Student Registration

The process of indicating a team’s commitment of participation, registering the final school team, the project title, and information for each member of the team must be completed by the advisor no later than November 20, 2020.

Funding

Registrants will receive a one-time $600 stipend to design and build their prototype or device. Stipends will be distributed to schools pending commitment to participation in the competition. Once school district business offices receive the stipend, they are responsible for disbursement of funds to the team advisor.

Any team that withdraws from the competition will be required to immediately return the full amount of the stipend. Advisors are required to send an email to  govstemcomp@pattan.net that provides notice of this decision so the team can be removed from all STEM documentation and publications. The process to return the full stipend amount will be provided by the state STEM team once notification has been made to govstemcomp@pattan.net.