Ultimate STEM Challenge: Wearable Tech 2019/20

Ultimate STEM Challenge

Hackathon: finalist event update – July 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 the 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.

If you would like to have a look at the finalists’ creations, please check out our news post about their work here.


Competition overview

This year was the first time the Ultimate STEM Challenge was open to pupils aged 9-14. It was bigger and better than ever with our amazing teaching resources and national competition. The competition invited young people to get creative and design a new piece of wearable tech that will improve lives in the future.

Thank you to over 4,000 pupils who submitted their entries. We saw some amazing inventions and our judges had a hard time selecting just six! Congratulations to our finalists who successfully wowed our judges with their imaginative and life-changing pieces of wearable tech!

These finalists were due to attend a one day Hackathon special event at bp’s Upstream Learning Centre. Unfortunately due to COVID-19 the event was unable to go ahead, but to congratulate each of our finalists, they received an individual science goodie bag. Plus, their schools were awarded finalist trophies and a split of the winning prize money to spend on STEM learning equipment.

Check out their work and keep an eye out for the 2021 competition. 


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