YSIC is back for 2021!

The Youth STEAM Innovation Challenge (YSIC) is an interdisciplinary competition for junior high students (grades 7-9) that aims to foster creative thinking and teamwork skills. YSIC is a day-long circuit-style competition in which individuals or teams of 2 will be exposed to a series of short and long challenges.

Register for YSIC now! 

Date And Time

Sat, 29 May 2021

9:00 AM – 2:30 PM MDT


Online via Airmeets

What’s Changing This Year?

This year, YSIC will be hosted online! Your souvenir YSIC drawstring bag containing all required materials will be delivered to your door (either by contactless delivery for $5 or for $30 for shipping to non-Edmonton residents). 

You also have the option to compete as an individual or with a partner. If competing with a partner, both partners must be physically together. There is no advantage to competing as either an individual or in partners.


YSIC aims to bring two critical concepts to its participants.

#1: Integration of the Arts into STEM fields

To promote a more creative and holistic approach to learning, YSIC is a team competition in which students complete a series of challenges based upon Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM). All of our challenges have been designed to include a minimum of two of the five pillars.

#2: Thinking Outside the Box

YSIC is structured in an open-ended manner, with a scoring system designed to credit the most innovative and original solutions. All YSIC challenges are designed to have multiple correct solutions.

Check out our promo video!


If you have any more questions or concerns, please contact us at ysic@teamupscience.com!