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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 powered by the Duquesne Light Co. Center for STEM Education and Career Development.

Chain Reaction Contraption Contest

Fri., Dec. 10, 2021
Grades 9–12

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.

Pittsburgh Regional Science & Engineering Fair

March 22–25, 2022
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.