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Sports and STEM Challenge

Teenager playing basketball
Date: April 6, 2024

The Fight For Children Sports Medicine Center at Children's National is hosting an inaugural Sports & Stem Challenge, providing a chance for high school students to create innovative solutions to Sports Medicine's most pressing issues.

What's the challenge?

High schoolers from around the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area will present innovative sports medicine solutions, pitch their concepts to judges and compete for prizes across three categories.

Competition Category I – Adaptive Sports Equipment

Competition Category II – Green Initiatives in Sports Medicine

Competition Category III - Technology & Data Analysis

    Your team must prepare a poster presentation and three-minute pitch to explain the problem at hand and how your solution solves it. The two minutes following your pitch will consist of Q&A from the event’s judges.

    Your poster and pitch should include the following components:

    1. The Vision – Include a one-sentence summary of your solution.
    2. Problem – Describe the issue your solution addresses.
    3. The Solution – Explain your solution/product and how it solves the issue.
    4. Target Market – Identify who this solution is designed to help. 
    5. Feasibility – Explain the feasibility of implementing your solution.
    6. Negative Effects – Outline any negative consequences your solution may have on society.
    7. Sustainability – Discuss whether your solution is a temporary or long-term solution. 

    Frequently asked questions

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    Any unanswered questions?

    If you still have questions about the event or preparation, please email us and we will be happy to answer them at our earliest convenience.

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    Sign up today!

    Register your team before March 23, 2024.

    Contact Information

    Questions? Contact [email protected].

    Where: The Fight for Children Sports Medicine Center

    Exterior view of the Fight For Children Sports Medicine Center
    The Fight for Children Sports Medicine Center is located within 1 Inventa Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910 only a few blocks from the Silver Spring Metro station.