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 1* 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.