STEM Olympiads

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STEM Olympiads
Organisation:
UPSTI
Country:
France
Education level:
Secondary Education
Year start:
Status:
Ongoing
Short summary:
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.
Description:

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.

Reach:
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.
Impact:
Each year, more than 200 press articles are published. This contributes to promoting STEM beyond the students themselves (e.g. family members).
Budget and funding model:
The action is supported by UPSTI and its partners.