WTVI Middle/High School STEM Awards
Third Regional Middle/High School STEM Awards
for Teachers and Students
Competition open to:
TEACHERS and STUDENTS 6-12th grade in the following counties:
North Carolina: Mecklenburg, Gaston, Lincoln, Rowan, Iredell, Stanly, Union, Anson, Catawba, Cabarrus, Cleveland
South Carolina: York, Lancaster
Competition award categories:
Focus excellence in a STEM field (1 award per category – up to 10 total):
Information Technology (IT) / Software Development
Vehicles & Transportation
People’s Choice Award (1 award total)
(One award per category, up to 3 total):
Best STEM Integration
Best Community Connection
Judging Criteria will include:
Need / Rationale
Data Collection / Project Analysis (What is your impact? What worked? What didn’t?)
Communication (entry documentation--including forms/reports/multimedia)
NOTE: All submissions will be judged according to a published rubric. Submissions that meet a minimum score for excellence will advance to nomination status. A category with no nominations shall not be awarded that year.
Students must choose a STEM field that best fits the nature of their project, as the judging team includes not only a core of CPCC STEM educational staff, but also special review/consideration by knowledgeable subject matter experts from those fields. It is expected that a Healthcare project may not get the best content feedback from an Advanced Manufacturing expert, etc.
Teachers do not have to choose a category, and need only submit a project they feel exemplifies one or all of the aspects of STEM integration, innovation, and/or community connection. The project that best represents a particular award category will receive that award, judged only in respect to the other teacher submissions that year.