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 teams of 2 will be exposed to a series of short and long challenges.

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Date And Time

Sat, 21 March 2020

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM MDT


Edmonton Clinic Health Academy, University of Alberta

11405 87 Ave NW

Edmonton, AB T6G 1C9


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.


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