USC 2020 update

An update on the Ultimate STEM Challenge 2020


Back in March we had to postpone this year’s Ultimate STEM Challenge Hackathon due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We have been watching the situation closely over the past few months and in light of latest guidance and continuing uncertainty we have had to take the difficult decision to cancel the event completely. We have been in contact with all the finalists and their schools and we want to thank them for their understanding of this decision.


We still want to celebrate the finalists’ achievements and so please see their amazing designs below:


Woodside Junior School

Harry Sawyer, Jessica Sawyer, George Eden and William Howard

Detector Watch


Kintore Primary

Alex Carnochan, Euan Morrison, Magnus Hoyle and Ryan Lawn

Open Eyes


Castleford Academy

Harry Rose, Lewis Madin, Gabriel Rigby and Daniel Boyd

Cell Band


Bredon Hill Academy

Millie Shaw, Lily Taylor, Alice Collett and Oli Monk

Friction Shoes


St Michael’s Primary School

Gabrielle Austin, Mark Rakossy, Dylan Dalby and Olivia Smith



Sutton High School

Mimi Cambridge, Sophia Akhtar, Hanra Ghor and Kiyara Wijeratne



How inspiring were they? The USC will be back in October with a new competition so keep an eye out for that announcement in a couple of months.