Foster Your Creativity. Build Your Curiosity.

The STEMz Project 2022 Challenge is Here!

Welcome to our first year of competition

Build Smart Challenge

For Grades 7 – 12

Middle and high school students will enter the world of racing through STEM. You’ll work to build and code your own micro-kart for the big race in this year’s competition!

z Prize Competition

For Grades 11 – 12

High school Juniors and Seniors will compete to deliver a business idea. You’ll utilize the elements within STEM to piece together your proposal that answers this year’s theme question.

About the
STEMz Project

Watch our welcome video to meet some of our hosts for this year’s competitions, and learn more about what you can expect.

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Why Join Us?

Bring STEM to Life

Immerse yourself in STEM, while discovering how it is incorporated into everyday life and careers.

Learn Hands-On

Explore 3D printing, coding, and other technology in your learning throughout the challenge.

Win Cool Prizes

Accomplish your group’s challenge and compete to win cool STEM-related prizes in the final event.

Build Your Passion

Work with like-minded students, using critical thinking and problem solving to fuel your STEM passion.

2022 Schedule



Build Smart Registration Closed


Challenge Courses

March 16, 2022 – June 15, 2022



June 25, 2022

More Registration Details

Registration for the Build Smart Challenge opens February 1, 2022 on a first come, first serve basis.  Registration is now closed.

Registration for the Z Prize Competition will be announced at a later date.

More Course Details

There will be five meetings for the Build Smart Challenge. Meetings will be held at AxiaTP’s headquarters (10555 Group 1001 Way, Zionsville, IN 46077) from 5:30 – 7:30 PM EST.

More Competition Details

Race Day and Z Prize competitions will both be held on Saturday, June 25 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST. Prizes will be awarded same day.

The Organizations Behind the STEMz Project