The FGCU STEM Competition is offered by the Department of Chemistry and Mathematics to encourage students to develop their interests and abilities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. The competition is administered on the main campus of Florida Gulf Coast University located in Fort Myers, Florida. Participation is open to all middle school, junior high school and senior high school students and is divided into following categories
Middle School Individual Tests
• Life Science
• Earth & Space Science
• Physical Science
• Math & Engineering
High School Individual Tests
Competition also includes team round (for middle and high) which will consist of one member from each of the individual categories and all team questions will be a collaboration of ideas and concepts incorporating the tenants of STEM education. The highest scoring teams and individuals in each division will be recognized . Highest performing schools are also recognized in sweepstakes. Sweepstakes scores are calculated using top two scores in each individual combined with the team round score(s) from the schools top performing team (maximum of 2 teams).
Second annual STEM competition is scheduled on March 5th, 2013.