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Calling future innovators: Sign up for UHCL's STEM Challenge

Written by: Lauren Sawyer

University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL) will host its annual spring 2024 STEM Challenge on Saturday, April 13, 2024, in UH-Clear Lake’s Bayou Building and STEM Building. This team-based competition, offering both Programming and Science Tracks, promises a day full of enrichment, awards, scholarships to UHCL up to $3,000, prizes and much more. Teams will engage in a series of challenges encompassing logic, engineering, programming, and science, showcasing their critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Lupita Hernandez, STEM Careers Program Director, said that the STEM Challenge provides a unique opportunity for local high schools, community colleges, and universities to engage in hands-on STEM activities. The event is designed to foster a stress-free environment, encouraging students to explore and pursue STEM careers. By offering scholarships, UHCL aims to support future students in achieving their career goals at UHCL.

“We want students to feel like UHCL is home for them, and that they can pursue a degree in STEM and be successful at our university,” said Hernandez. “Not only can students receive scholarships for winning the challenges, but this event is beneficial as students will have access to network with STEM faculty, current students, and learn about mentorship opportunities.”

Participants will have the option to tour UHCL’s campus after the event. The challenge is free and open to high school and undergraduate students. Students are encouraged to register as teams of no more than four students. Students with no teams can register individually and be assigned to a team.

Registration opens on Thursday, March 7, 2024. Secure your spot and learn more by visiting www.uhcl.edu/stem-challenge.