The STEM Olympiads (Olympiades de sciences de l'ingénieur) is the biggest STEM competition organised in France. During 6 months, students create technological innovations. They present their innovations to a jury, who judges the innovative aspects, the engineering approach to do it, the capacity to work in group, and the scientific developments of the research. The best projects receive a grant from different industrial partners, and are sometimes patented.
The goal is to make the promotion of STEM, and provide grants to the students who involve in it. Each year, 4.500 students participate to this contest.
Each year, more than 200 press articles are published. This contributes to promoting STEM beyond the students themselves (e.g. family members).
The action is supported by UPSTI and its partners.