STEM+CS
Applied Learning: STEM + Computer Science Programs


STEM Initiatives

The following STEM Initiatives are sponsored by Applied Learning Department unless otherwise noted.


P3 Eco-Challenge  P3 Logo

The Broward P3 Eco-Challenge is both a school challenge and an individual competition designed to engage BCPS teachers, students, administrators, and volunteers in learning about and implementing environmentally sustainable measures and green initiatives within their schools and communities.

Environmental –

See environmental science initiatives, contests, and scholarship opportunities from our partners, other BCPS departments or other organizations – BCPS Go Green website, NatureScape, etc.

NASA Education Opportunities

For a full list of events, opportunities and more from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), visit the Educator and Student Current Opportunity pages on NASA’s website: Educators or Students

Science Fair

The Broward County Regional Science Fair (BCFS) s a yearly competition open to all Broward County middle and high school students. Contact Secondary Science Supervisor, Secondary Learning Department, Dr. Merilyn Johnson, merilyn.johnson@browardschools.com for information about the Broward Regional Science Fair

Science Student Competitions

See all science and engineering competitions for students only that are sponsored by BCPS or other organizations – Envirothon, eCybermission, Science Olympiad, US FIRST (robotics), etc.

Science Contests – General

See all science and engineering contests for schools, students, and educators sponsored by BCPS and other organizations – Broward Education Foundation Cover Contest, Broward County Air Quality Division C3 Challenge, STEM Video Game Challenge, Potato Chip Challenge and many more!

SECME STEM Olympiad –

SECME is a strategic alliance to renew and strengthen the professional capacity of K-12 educators, motivate and mentor students, and empower parents so that all students can learn and achieve at higher levels. STEM is a Nationwide initiative which focuses on Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The SECME STEM Olympiad combines these two philosophies into one event and will focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics principles as well as SECME national competitions.

Week of the Ocean

Students K-12 may submit entries for the Week of the Ocean School Marine Fair in the following categories: ocean-themed posters, ocean-related science projects, marine crafts, ocean art, poetry, satire, underwater habitats, photography, sand sculpture, and cds or DVDs on a marine topic.