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STEM Competitions

The STEM Center of Excellence at The Citadel


Calendar of Events 2019-2020

****Learn more by clicking on the event name*****

Saturday, September 21, 2019       

STEM Competition Teacher Training

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Cookies, Cocoa, and Coding

Saturday, December 14, 2019

KidWind Competition

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Storm the Citadel

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Regional Science Olympiad

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Charleston STEM Festival

Saturday, March 21, 2020 State Science Olympiad

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

NASA and Charleston County Government STEM Expo

Help us inspire the STEM leaders of the future

When you partner with The Citadel’s STEM Center, you show your local community, customers and employees that you are dedicated to attracting and retaining the future leaders in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Whether you are a small family business or a large corporation, there are multiple ways your business can make an impact on the lives of students interested in STEM:

  • sponsoring competitions
  • volunteering
  • corporate foundation gifts

Sponsorship’s offer the opportunity to showcase your business’s commitment to education, building the economy of the future, and enriching the lives of students.

To learn more about how your business can support The Citadel’s STEM Center, please contact Ashley Andrews, Assistant Director, at or 843-953-7121 for more information.




2018 - 2019 STEM Competitions


-February 9 - Storm the Citadel Competitions (grades K-12, college, and industry)

-February 23 - Regional Science Olympiad Competition at Newberry College  (Div. B & C)

-March 2 - Regional Science Olympiad Competition at The Citadel (Div. A, B, & C)

-March 16 - State Science Olympiad Competition at The Citadel (Div. B & C)

-May 11 - KidWind Competition at The Citadel


March 2, 2019 - Science Olympiad Regional Competition at The Citadel:

March 16, 2019 - Science Olympiad State Competition at The Citadel:



Feb. 9th - Storm the Citadel Volunteer:

Feb. 9th - Storm the Citadel Cadet Volunteer: 



More Information:

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February 9, 2019

Description of events:

SC Science Olympiad (grades K-12)

Regionals (qualifiers for state):  Newberry College (2/23) or The Citadel (3/2)

State: The Citadel (3/16)

Visit our website for more information:



Sponsored by The STEM Center at The Citadel

The KidWind Challenge will be May 11, 2019!

Register at:

A wind and solar energy competition open to grades 4-12

Students are invited to attend a one day competition at The Citadel where they’ll use their knowledge of sustainability to design, build and test wind turbines and/or solar homes. This hands-on, student-centered challenge tasks students with developing efficient, creative alternative energy machines. Registration is free for all.     

To learn more and register, go to and visit the Events page. 






Check out the press from the STORM THE CITADEL 2017 & 2018!

Hundreds participate in Storm The Citadel competitions


STEM events unite creating one big day of activities expected to draw thousands.
Storm The Citadel and Charleston STEM Festival, Feb. 11 on campus and at Brittlebank Park

Read all about it HERE.
Published by: The Citadel Newsroom

Lower Richland students prepare for trebuchet competition
Some students at Lower Richland High School in Hopkins are putting in work to go the distance. About 10 students, a mix of mostly juniors and senior with one freshman - some involved in the school's STEM program, are building a trebuchet for a competition at The Citadel. Next weekend students from across the state will bring their homemade catapults and launch lacrosse balls. The goal is to get the ball in a bucket over a range of 50 to 100 feet. It's a hands-on project that gives the students practical skills. "They're going to sling lacrosse balls for a mystery distance so the kids have to be able to attune their trebuchets for accuracy," said Constantina Green, the STEM coordinator for the high school. The project is exciting to the students and tests their skills.
Published in: Live 5 News

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