STEM-A-THON

Get ready to ignite your imagination and challenge your problem-solving skills with STEM-A-THON, the national Virtual Competition where students go head-to-head in tackling a chosen problem for a full month (30 days). From Coding to Robotics and more, STEM-A-THON covers a wide range of STEM areas, all while showcasing speed, accuracy, creativity, and innovation. The robotic component of STEM-A-THON, the Robot Champions League, allows participants to design, program, simulate, and submit their robotics performances in up to 10 rounds, battling for the top position on the league table. With real-time updates after each submission, the competition is just like the premier league, keeping you on the edge of your seat until the final whistle. The best performers of STEM-A-THON qualify for the National STEM Festival, while robotics champions qualify for the prestigious World Robot Olympiad (WRO), representing the South-South/South-East of Nigeria with a chance to represent Nigeria at WRO international alongside other regional champions. Are you ready to compete for national honor? Join STEM-A-THON now!

Let the Battle & Game Begin!

Safe Cities

As we enter a new era, our spotlight shines on safety and security, as embodied by our theme “Safe Cities” for the STEM Festival Port Harcourt 2024. Come join us on this transformative journey as we endeavor to implement cutting-edge security solutions and cultivate cities where all residents feel secure and safeguarded.

Robotics

The Challenge: Build a robot that can navigate through a maze, and use it to “link” two separate areas together by transporting an object from one end to the other.

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  • Requirements

    • The robot should be able to move autonomously through the maze and avoid obstacles.
    • The robot should be able to pick up and transport a small object from one end of the maze to the other.
    • The robot should be designed and built using only the materials provided in the kit.
    • The robot should be able to complete the maze within a certain time limit.
    • The robot should be appropriate for participants ages 8-19 and should not contain any dangerous or sharp parts.

    Evaluation criteria:

    • Creativity and originality of the robot design.
    • Quality of the robot's construction and functionality.
    • Ability to navigate the maze and transport the object accurately and efficiently.
    • Overall performance within the time limit.
    • Presentation and demonstration of the robot by the participants

    Prizes:

    • First place: $49 1 Year VRT license key.
    • Second place: $7 Amazon gift card and certificate of achievement.
    • Third place: $5 Amazon gift card and certificate of achievement.
    • Automatic qualification to compete at the National STEM Festival 2023 and World Robot Olympiad (WRO) National Qualifiers
    • A chance to represent Nigeria at the World Robot Olympiad in Panama.

     Robot Champions League

STEM Professionals

Coding

The Challenge: Develop a simple website or app that connects young people from different parts of the world who share similar interests or hobbies, allowing them to connect and chat with each other.

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  • Requirements:

    • The website or app should be accessible from any device with an internet connection.
    • The website or app should allow users to create a profile and search for others with similar interests or hobbies.
    • The website or app should include a chat or messaging feature that allows users to communicate with each other in real-time.
    • The website or app should be safe and secure, with appropriate measures in place to protect users' privacy and personal information.
    • The website or app should be appropriate for participants ages 8-19 and should not contain any inappropriate content.

    Evaluation criteria:

    • Creativity and originality of the website or app concept.
    • Quality of the website or app design and user interface.
    • Functionality and smoothness of the website or app mechanics.
    • Ability to promote connection and communication between users from different parts of the world.
    • Overall fun and engagement factor for the target age group.

    Prizes:

    • First place: $10 Amazon gift card and certificate of achievement.
    • Second place: $7 Amazon gift card and certificate of achievement.
    • Third place: $5 Amazon gift card and certificate of achievement.
    • Automatic qualification to compete at the National STEM Festival 2023

Animation

The Challenge: Create a short animated video that tells the story of a group of young people from different parts of the world who come together to solve a common problem, showcasing collaboration.

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Requirements:

  • The animated video should be no longer than 3 minutes in length.
  • The animated video should tell a clear and engaging story that promotes the theme of "linking the world".
  • The animated video should include at least two characters from different parts of the world who work together to solve a problem.
  • The animated video should be appropriate for participants ages 8-19 and should not contain any violent or offensive content.
  • The animated video should be original and created using only the provided software or tools.

Evaluation criteria:

  • Creativity and originality of the animated video concept.
  • Quality of the animation and storytelling.
  • Ability to promote connection and collaboration between characters from different parts of the world.
  • Overall impact and message of the animated video.
  • Presentation and explanation of the animated video by the participants

Prizes:

    • First place: $10 Amazon gift card and certificate of achievement.
    • Second place: $7 Amazon gift card and certificate of achievement.
    • Third place: $5 Amazon gift card and certificate of achievement.
    • Automatic qualification to compete at the National STEM Festival 2023
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Electronic.iot

The Challenge: Design and build a smart device that uses IoT technology to connect people across different parts of the world, allowing them to communicate and share ideas.

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Requirements

  • The smart device should be original and innovative, and use IoT technology to connect people in a unique and creative way.
  • The smart device should be able to connect people from different parts of the world, and enable them to communicate and share ideas in real-time.
  • The smart device should be user-friendly and easy to operate, and should be suitable for participants aged 8-19.
  • The smart device should be safe and secure, and should protect users' personal information and data.
  •  provide a detailed description of their smart device, including its features, functions, and capabilities, as well as a working prototype or model.

Evaluation Criteria:

  • Creativity and originality of the smart device concept.
  • Quality of the design and construction of the smart device prototype or model.
  • Ability of the smart device to connect people across different parts of the world, and enable them to communicate and share ideas in real-time.
  • User-friendliness and ease of operation of the smart device.
  • Safety and security of the smart device, and protection of users' personal information and data.
  • Presentation and explanation of the smart device by the participants.

Prizes:

  • First place: $10 Amazon gift card and certificate of achievement.
  • Second place: $7 Amazon gift card and certificate of achievement.
  • Third place: $5 Amazon gift card and certificate of achievement.
  • Automatic qualification to compete at the National STEM Festival 2023

App Dev.

The Challenge: Design and develop a simple mobile app that helps young people from different parts of the world learn basic phrases in a new language or culture, promoting understanding and connection across borders.

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  • Requirements:

    • The app should be designed for participants ages 8-19 and should be appropriate for all users.
    • The app should provide educational and informative content about different cultures from around the world.
    • The app should provide interactive features that allow users to engage with and learn from each other, such as chat rooms or discussion forums.
    • The app should be user-friendly and easy to navigate.
    • The app should be original and created using only the provided software or tools.

    Evaluation criteria:

    • Creativity and originality of the app concept.
    • Quality of the content and information provided about different cultures.
    • User-friendliness and ease of navigation.
    • Ability to promote empathy and understanding between users from different parts of the world.
    • Overall impact and message of the app.
    • Presentation and explanation of the app by the participants

    Prizes:

    • First place: $10 Amazon gift card and certificate of achievement.
    • Second place: $7 Amazon gift card and certificate of achievement.
    • Third place: $5 Amazon gift card and certificate of achievement.
    • Automatic qualification to compete at the National STEM Festival 2023
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Game Dev.

The Challenge: Develop an online game that allows players to collaborate and solve puzzles or challenges together, encouraging teamwork and connection across the globe.

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Requirements:

  • The game should be playable online and accessible from any device with an internet connection.
  • Players should be able to collaborate in real-time, communicating and working together to solve challenge
  • The game should have at least three levels of increasing difficulty, each requiring different skills or knowledge to complete
  • The game should promote teamwork and connection between players from different parts of the world.
  • The game should be appropriate for players ages 8-19 and should not contain any violent or offensive content.

Evaluation criteria:

  • Creativity and originality of the game concept.

  • Quality of the game design and user interface.

  • Functionality and smoothness of the game mechanics

  • Ability to promote teamwork and connection between players.

  • Overall fun and engagement factor for the target age group

Prizes:

    • First place: $10 Amazon gift card and certificate of achievement.

    • Second place: $7 Amazon gift card and certificate of achievementThird place: $5 Amazon gift card and certificate of achievement

    • Automatic qualification to compete at the National STEM Festival 2023
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Tools You Need

If you do not have a STEM account yet, then you would receive yours and your Pack upon sign up for STEM-A-THON.

Robot Champions League (RCL)

Robot Champions League (RCL): The STEM-A-THON for Robotics stars and new comers.

Watch Previous Champions

9jaRoboCon Virtual Playoffs, now “Robot Champions League.”

Overall Champion

Next Champions

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How STEM-A-THON Runs

Daily Training with Coaches

Improve your skills and get expert guidance by joining the daily STEM-A-THON training and coaching sessions with experienced coaches, in Two Categories: Elementary & Junior Categories.

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Practice, Design, & Test Run

Participants have the opportunity to practice, design, and test run their codes and performances. If you’re in Robotics option, you need the VRT if you don’t have one already. Get your 1 year VRT license below.

Playoffs Score

League Table & Results

Program and submit your best performances and results and see your position on the league table in real-time with every submission, and see who you need to beat to become the Robot Champions League (RCL) champion before the last day of STEM-A-THON season.

Support a STEM Child

Behind every great innovator is a community of supporters. Be a part of that community by gifting the champions of STEM-A-THON with money or tools that will propel their STEM journey forward. Your investment today will lead to a brighter future tomorrow.

We shall invite all donors to join us online for the closing ceremony to witness the champions running their final program and the presentation of awards and gifts that they provided..

Previous Winners🏆

Season ends with so much tension and excitements. Watch the Table!