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STEM Secondary School Challenge

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The 2022 STEM Challenge is live here!

The GSE Profession, in collaboration with Science and Engineering Fast Streamers and STEM ambassadors, are proud to announce the launch of a new STEM challenge for secondary school students.

STEM Challenge

STEM informs almost every part of our lives – it helps us to function in the present day, but it will also be critical for answering the big questions that society will face in the future. It’s these big and challenging questions that we want to encourage young minds to engage with, and along the way, demonstrate to them that STEM is much more than working in a lab (although laboratory work is great too).

The challenge in focused on sustainability, and within that theme students will explore their vision of a day in 2050. They will work in teams to consider sustainable food production, humans in space or sustainable homes. These are all critical issues for policymakers in STEM. You can see both the student pack of activities and the teacher pack below.

We have worked with STEM Ambassadors to select schools in order to promote social-mobility and inclusivity in STEM. As this is our first STEM challenge, we are initially launching in a select number of schools across the country. We hope these will be the first many, and we will keep you updated here on our progress.

If you are a civil servant or a teacher and have any questions about the STEM challenge, please get in touch with, using the subject line STEM Challenge Enquiries.


Resource Pack Downloads

Student Pack

Teacher Pack


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