STEM Voice Video Competition


Compete for cash prizes – start working on your videos today!

What: The STEM Voice™ Video Competition is nation-wide opportunity for kids to artistically explore the importance of STEM. The competition encourages you to be creative and use video to show how much you love STEM. Act it out, create an animation, sing it but, make sure it is appropriate for all ages. Create a one-minute video on why you love STEM or who your STEM hero is and why.

Who: STEM Voice is open to U.S. students in grades 5-12. Twelve semi-finalists are chosen to compete for a national title, three from each division in each region. Divisions are middle school (grades 5-8) and high school (grades 9-12) within both individual and group categories from each geographical region. See below for geographical regions.

When: Check Back for 2018 Competition deadlines

How: Video submission system is currently closed

2017 STEM Voice Presenting Sponsor


A special thanks to the VWR Foundation for supporting STEM Voice two years in a row.

The competition is managed by the Coalition of State Bioscience Institutes, CSBI, a group of non-profits focused on life science education, entrepreneurship and workforce development. Biocom Institute is the STEM Voice Western Regional Coordinator.

Congratulations to the 2017 Western Regional Winners!

Individual, Middle School: Matthew Schomaker

Group, Middle School: Chelsea Joe, Adam Mehdi

Group, High School: The Guy Without Science



East: (States: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington D.C., West Virginia, Alabama, Tennessee, Puerto Rico)

Central: (States: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, Kentucky, Mississippi)

West: (States include: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington)


About CSBI

The Coalition of State Bioscience Institutes (CSBI) was officially formed in June 2012 when 42 state bioscience organizations and the Biotechnology Institute came together with the common goal to ensure America’s leadership in bioscience innovation by delivering industry-led life science education, workforce development, and entrepreneurship programs through a nationally coordinated effort. The CSBI focuses on bioscience programs that: the life science industry is uniquely positioned to deliver; are replicable and scalable in states across the U.S. ; are extensible to other STEM industry sectors; and are fully aligned with emerging K-12 Common Core Learning Standards.