The annual Lubbock ISD Middle School STEM Challenge is sailing toward its thrilling conclusion tomorrow, where students will put their buoyant creations to the test in an exciting, water-themed showdown.

Now in its eleventh year in partnership with the Texas Tech University STEM Center of Outreach, Research, and Education, the challenge features students from each Lubbock ISD middle school in a competition to design and build a mode of transportation. This year, these young engineers have spent the week on their very own cardboard boats.

The grand finale is a splash-tastic boat race that kicks off at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at the Pete Ragus Aquatic Center. Texas Tech professors, staff, and community supporters will be on deck as judges. The event wraps up with the prestigious Dwyer Cup presentation at 12 p.m. to the team with the fastest and most pool-worthy vessel.

The annual Lubbock ISD Middle School STEM challenge engages middle school students in hands-on STEM learning experiences, helping them develop skills in engineering, teamwork, problem-solving, and creativity. The event aims to inspire interest in science, technology, engineering, and math among young students. 

Lubbock ISD Middle School STEM Challenge Finale

  • Who: Students from each Lubbock ISD middle school
  • What: The grand finale of the annual Lubbock ISD Middle School STEM Challenge, featuring a cardboard boat race
  • When: Friday, June 7, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Where: Pete Ragus Aquatic Center, 2004 14th St.

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