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Middle schoolers pose at a student competition

Student Competitions

Show off your best science skills, and compete for cool prizes and major bragging rights!

STEM competitions are presented by the Duquesne Light Co. Center for STEM Education and Career Development.

Chain Reaction Contraption Contest

Powered by Westinghouse Electric Company

Your mission, if you choose to accept it: Build a contraption that accomplishes a specific task in 20 steps or more.

Future City Competition

An innovative, nationally recognized engineering program in which middle school students design cities of the future that solve important sustainability or infrastructure issues.

Covestro Pittsburgh Regional Science & Engineering Fair

Grades: 6–12

Every March, hundreds of students take on the challenge of designing, implementing, and communicating an original experiment while competing for cash prizes and scholarships.