The Youth STEAM Innovation Challenge (YSIC) is a new interdisciplinary competition for junior High students that aims to foster creative thinking and teamwork skills.
YSIC Mission Statements
#1: Integration of the Arts into STEM fields
To promote a more creative and holistic approach to learning, YSIC is a 7 hour long competition in which students complete a series of 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 score system designed to credit the most innovative and original solutions. All YSIC challenges are designed to have multiple correct solutions.
Competition duration: 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (including lunch and a 30 minute interactive showcase: STEAM and You!)
Eligibility: Teams of two students in grades 7 to 9 (max 36 teams)
Challenges: 18 Short Tasks (4 minutes each) and 6 Long Tasks (16 minutes each)
Registration fee: $15 per competitor* (non-refundable)
Registration Date: opens on January 20, 2018 and closes February 17, 2018.
Location: Edmonton Clinic Health Academy, University of Alberta – North Campus
Competition date: March 3, 2018
*If you recommend YSIC to 3 or more friends, your registration fee will be waived and you can come to the event for FREE!