Created through the I-69 Innovation Corridor Brainpower Initiative, Grow Southwest Indiana Workforce and Oakland City University, the STEM Challenge is annual event intended for high school students to solve real world STEM problems provided by regional industry leaders. Hosted at Oakland City University, the STEM Challenge partners with approximately 15 industry and educational organizations who provide unique STEM challenges for approximately 30 high school teams. In 2017, USI participated for the second time in this event.
2017 STEM Challenge
2017 Challenge Providers
Mead Johnson, Jasper Engines, Kimball Electronics, USI/ Manpower, ATTC, Kimball International, Toyota, Farbest Foods and Battery Innovation Center
2017 Challenge Participants, High Schools
Eastern Greene HS, North Posey HS, Princeton Community HS, Southridge HS, Forrest Park HS, Perry Central Community Schools, Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center, Reitz HS, Heritage Hills HS, South Spencer HS, Central HS, Perry Central HS, North HS, New Tech HS, Bosse HS, William Henry Harrison HS, Jasper HS,
USI/ Manpower Challenge - Drone Obstacle Course