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.
Build Smart Registration Closed
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.