The KITE STEM Challenge (Kirkland Interactive Technology Experience) is a Google-sponsored challenge between Lake Washington schools to see who has the most STEM knowledge. Every correct answer gives your school a chance to win up to $10,000 cash for STEM programs, as well as individual rewards.
Open to every student in the district, from kindergarteners to high school seniors, everyone is encouraged to participate. Students (or their parents) will use the KITE STEM Challenge app, available for iOS and Android, to participate in the competition. Students identify only their school and grade level in the app; if they’d like to be entered into drawings for individual prizes, they can enter their name and email. This is completely optional; more about privacy here.
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When: April 23 – May 13, 2018
Who: All students currently enrolled in Lake Washington School District
How: Play the Challenge on our iOS or Android apps. Students without smartphones are welcome to use the a family member’s device.
Where: Participants can access the Challenge from within the app anywhere they like. If you answer questions from within one of these Kirkland parks, you get triple entries in the final competition drawing.
Get Involved. Download the Action Plan.
Parents, PTSA, administrators – we’ve created an Action Plan to help you promote the Challenge in your school and classrooms, using video, flyers, social media, announcements, and more. We’ve done all the work so it’s easy for you. Put in your info and we’ll send it to you right away.