STEM ALL STARS
Teams and individuals will not be judged separately. Projects are graded on a percentage scale (out of 100), and judges consider the following criteria when grading the STEM All Stars projects:
Scientific importance (20%)
Projects needs to address a major scientific, technical, or mathematical question and their innovations must show a high level of knowledge about STEM. Judges will see if the students innovation can disrupt this world in a positive way and bring forth change.
Creativity and Originality (20%)
Innovations must be creative and original. Copying other innovations will not benefit the student in any way during the evaluation process. Students talents and interest should be incorporated into the project. Students should address developments or information that have not been seen before.
Field knowledge (20%)
The student has to show a high amount of STEM knowledge in their project according to the grade they are in.
Grammar and Mechanics (20%)
Students need to demonstrate their work neatly and follow all of the requirements listed in Competition Details so their project is understandable. Grammar and spelling should be checked and names should be included.
Video needs to be clear and understandable, explaining the mechanisms of their project in a clear and concise manner.
Additional Criteria for Team Projects
Teamwork: Projects need to show that all teams contributed to the project in an equal manner.
The best projects will be announced as winners during the spring of 2016.