The Robogals Science Challenge is a global online STEM competition for girls and gender diverse students aged 5-15. It aims to promote innovation and exploration through hands-on projects, which can be completed with a friend, parent, or mentor.
The competition format has two main Challenges. Participants are required to complete 1* Minor Challenge before being eligible for the Major Challenge.
* Previously this requirement was 2 Minor Challenges however in light of the rapidly changing Covid-19 situation and the impact on schooling, we are reducing the requirement to the successful completion of 1 Minor Challenge for 2020.
What are Minor Challenges?
A series of mini projects related to various STEM disciplines will be released. Participants should complete at least two before being able to progress to the next stage of the competition.
What is a Major Challenge?
The Major Challenge requires participants to create their own research task and produce a video to show their findings. Participants are free to choose a topic within STEM.
What are the age categories?
Participants are entered into one of three age divisions:
Junior: 5 – 8 years
Intermediate: 9 – 12 years
Senior: 13 – 15 years
Entries to the competition are to be submitted online as videos, photos, and writing.
2020 Key dates
14 April: Competition launches, first set of Minor Challenges released
5 May: Second set of Minor Challenges released
26 May: Third set of Minor Challenges released
9 June: Major Challenge Video Submissions Opens
16 June: Fourth set of Minor Challenges released
31* August: Major Challenge Closes
Oct-Nov: Finalists are announced and awarded for their efforts
* The Major Challenge closing date was pushed from the 9th to the 31st of August due to the impact of Covid-19 on schooling.