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.
Watch our welcome video to meet some of our hosts for this year’s competitions, and learn more about what you can expect.
Why Join Us?
Bring STEM to Life
Immerse yourself in STEM, while discovering how it is incorporated into everyday life and careers.
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.
January 1, 2022
March 9, 2022 – June 15, 2022
June 24 – 25, 2022
More Registration Details
Registration will open on January 1, 2022 to all eligible students. Registration will remain open until the challenge is full or until the day before our first meeting (March 8, 2022).
More Course Details
There will be five meetings for both the Build Smart Challenge and Z Prize. Meetings will be held at AxiaTP’s headquarters location (10555 Group 1001 Way, Zionsville, IN 46077) from 5-6 pm.
Some meetings can be made available virtually, if needed.
More Competition Details
We’ll begin our competition weekend with a Launch Party on Friday, June 24 from 6-8 pm at AxiaTP’s headquarters. All competitions will be held on Saturday, June 25, from 9 am – 12pm.