STEM Competition Provides Real-Life Engineering Experience

The top 20 teams competing in the “Battle of the Brains” are aspiring to walk away with a $50,000 prize for their schools and the opportunity to design and build the next exhibit alongside local engineers at Kansas City’s Science Center, Science City. The top 20 proposals represent the best design ideas out of more than 500 entries submitted for the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competition and are up for a national public vote through Nov. 14 to determine the grand prize winners. The public is invited to vote for their favorite ideas.

The winner in each division will earn a $50,000 grant to support STEM education; two runner-ups in each division will earn $5,000; and 14 honorable mention winners will receive $2,500 each for their schools. One group of students will see their proposal brought to life as an exhibit at Science City.

To view the top 20 winners and for a chance to vote, visit