STEM Challenges for High School Students

This series of STEM Challenges is an opportunity for high school and college students from across Australia to participate in fun weekly STEM challenges. This is a collaboration between the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science, the College of Science and the College of Health and Medicine. 


  • Students need to register to participate.
  • Every Monday, the challenge will be released by email and be published on the website. Students will have one week to complete the challenge, with answers/photos due on Sunday of the same week.
  • Each challenges will draw on a different element of STEM, and may require you to take photos, answer questions or build/design something to complete the challenge.
  • Winners will be announced the Monday after the submission deadline, and will be notified by email and will appear on our Facebook.
  • All registrants who submit at least one challenge over the course of the 12 weeks of challenges will receive a Certificate of Participation from The Australian National University. The certificate of participation is not part of the AQF.


Each week, the entries will be judged by a panel and voted on. The winning entry will receive a $25 UberEats voucher sent to their email. If UberEats is not available in your area, we will contact you to work out an alternative.

Follow the registration link to find out more details on each of the weekly challenges


Date & time

8am 27 Apr – 11.20pm 3 May 2020
8am 4 May – 11.20pm 10 May 2020
8am 18 May – 11.20pm 24 May 2020
8am 1 Jun – 11.20pm 7 Jun 2020
8am 15 Jun – 11.20pm 21 Jun 2020
8am 29 Jun – 11.20pm 5 Jul 2020



Updated:  10 August 2021/Responsible Officer:  Dean, CECS/Page Contact:  CECS Marketing