2017 Event Coordinator

Professor Steve O’Brien, The College of New Jersey

2017 Challenge Details


The K-5 Elementary STEM Design Challenge presents teams with an open-ended design challenge that must be solved within the criteria and constraints indicated. In addition to solving the problem and documenting the design process, teams must provide evidence of understanding how the activity could be integrated into the elementary curriculum (as is, or with team recommended modifications). The team is expected to provide a rationale for the activity, and give suggestions on how it might be effectively integrated at the appropriate elementary grade level(s) to support science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), and other subjects as appropriate. The team will record information in writing on forms provided. A short oral presentation to the entire group is also required.


  • Up to 10 teams allowed at the conference (maximum of one per university)
  • Each team may consist of 2 – 4 TEECA students
  • There can be no more than one graduate student per team