The Berks County Intermediate Unit (BCIU) hosted the annual Pennsylvania Governor’s STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) Competition at the BCIU Main Office on February 8, 2017, from 7:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The Governor’s STEM Competition is a rotat- ing-themed, academic contest for students in grades 9-12 that is focused on exposing stu- dents to STEM concepts, skills, and occupations. The purpose for the competition is to increase STEM-related educational opportuni- ties for students at the regional and state levels.
The theme of this year’s competition, “Making Our Lives Better through STEM,” features teams of students from across the common- wealth challenged to research, present, and design a device or project that is capable of making the quality of life better for citizens of PA. The challenge tests teams’ communication, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills while providing a unique opportunity to share their creativity with students across the state.
The six high schools represented in the regional competition this year were: Blue Mountain Academy, Exeter Township, Governor Mifflin, Muhlenberg, Tulpehocken Area, and Wilson. The winning teams were: First Place, Governor Mifflin; Second Place, Exeter Township; and Third Place, Wilson.
Governor Mifflin High School students, as the winning team from our region, will go on to the Governor’s STEM State Competition at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology on May 19, 2017.