STEM Design Challenge

  • Each year, teams are given the “STEM Design Challenge” to find a solution to an engineering problem. Students work in small teams to design and build their project out of a K’Nex Challenge set. Students are then judged on the following criteria: Creativity,  Teamwork, Challenge Success, Design, Presentation, Budget.

  • 2023 STEM Design Challenge

    Major environmental issues, including climate change and pollution are currently facing our world. Your team is being tasked to research environmental issues, identify one that your team would like to address, and create a solution to that issue. Build a prototype out of K’Nex that supports your solution.


    Competition Date: March 30, 2023
    Location: In-Person at CIU10 Centre County - 60 Decibel Rd., Suite 107, State College, PA 16801
    Fee: $100 per team
    Registration Deadline: March 1, 2023
    Note: Registrations cannot be accepted after the deadline has passed.


    STEM Design Challenge 2023 Season Information

    STEM Design Challenge Resources

    STEM Design Challenge Kit Components


    Register Here



    Checks should be made out to Central Intermediate Unit 10 or CIU10
    Payment should be mailed to:

    Central Intermediate Unit 10
    200 Shadylane Dr
    Suite 100
    Philipsburg, PA 16866
    ATTN: STEM Design Competition

Melissa Duckworth, Consultant

  • AppleMs. Melissa Duckworth

    Curriculum Consultant

    Email: [email protected] 

    Phone: 814-342-0884 ext. 3054

    Direct: 814-422-4154