STEM Club (Grades 7-8)

Engineering-Submarine Challenge (Grades 7-8)

Ocean Engineers design and build structures, equipment, and instruments which advance our understanding of marine science. In this program, participants become ocean engineers who get to design and build their own model of a submarine that will be used to solve an underwater crisis. Participants will learn to operate their submarines and discover how natural laws like Archimedes’ Principle and natural forces like gravity, the buoyant force, and water pressure can be applied throughout their project.

Participants are responsible for gathering the program materials.

School Year: 2021-2022SessionModalityDatesDay of the WeekTimeCostRegistrationScholarship Application*
Grades 7-8Engineering-Submarine ChallengeVirtual1/24/22 - 2/14/22Mondays4:00 PM - 5:15 PM CST$60Register NowApply Now

*Applying and qualifying for a scholarship does not guarantee an award or registration into the program. To qualify for a scholarship, the student’s family is required to submit proof of financial eligibility: if you qualify for SNAP or Free/Reduced Lunch, you qualify, but we need you to submit proof of eligibility. If you do not have a form in your possession or have difficulty getting it from your school or IDHS, you may submit a screenshot showing eligibility. Please contact us at if you have difficulty with this requirement. Alternatively, a 2019 or 2020 federal tax return showing proof of family income may be submitted. WATCH YOUR EMAIL and CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER! Award recipients will be notified via email and must reply to the scholarship offer within the time period indicated in the email. NOTE: You may choose to either pay for program registration OR apply for a scholarship and await award notification. Your scholarship application will not be considered if you also complete a paid registration.

No requests for a registration cancellation/refund for virtual programs will be accommodated if they are received less than 5 business days before a program begins. Requests must be made in writing via an email to: Please include the program name and your student’s full name.