Updated on 27/11/2016



Scarborough Chapter of Professional Engineers of Ontario is introducing a new contest designed for Scarborough high school students (Grades 9 to12) called “STEMZ". This exciting contest involves 1) an Educational component to enhance students’ knowledge of Science, Technology, Engineering,  Math and 2) a Contest, to prepare students as good future citizens.  

The STEMZ will also cover areas of Art, Finance, Business, Sports, Health and other areas where Math and Science play vital roles. In order to enhance the engineering profession in the educational outreach and to improve the student’s interest and performance towards STEM, Scarborough Chapter is organizing this contest.  

The contest will be based on the articles published in the Scarborough Chapter Website. Students should read, understand the contents and sample questions for the preparation of the STEMZ Contest.

Important Information

*  Eligibility: First preference will be given to students from Scarborough, Ontario area (Attending to a Scarborough school).

* Deadline for registration: November 30, 2016, Wednesday

* Date of competition: December 3, 2016, Saturday

* Visit the PEOSC website often for the latest information, including model questions and confirmation of your registration.

* Follow the Link for Registration.

* Please email your questions to our event coordinator: stemz@peoscarborough.ca

* VENUE: 60 Scottfield Dr., Scarborough ON MAP



Competition Level

1. Senior Level – Students enrolled in Grades 11 and 12

2. Junior Level – Students enrolled in Grades 9 and 10


Eligibility, Testing standard and Prizes

1. First preference will be given to Scarborough, Ontario area students (Attending to a Scarborough school).

2. Questions are designed to reflect the Ontario Curriculum level

3. Questions relate to the application of science, technology, engineering  and math.

4. The prizes for first, second, and third place will be awarded for each level (Senior, Junior). Prize values given below are for per student of the winning team:






$80 Contestant


$60 Contestant

5. All participants will be given a certificate of participation.



1. Registration will be on first come first served basis.

2. About 30 students will be registered for each level. Additional applicants will be wait-listed.

3. There is no limit on number of students from each school, however a teacher can register up to 10 students.

4. Download Parental Consent Form and bring it on the day of event.

5. The registration fee is $5.00 per student per level. Fee can be paid in Cash or Cheques on the event day. If paid by cash then please bring exact $5.00, as change may not be available. Cheques are to be made payable to PEO Scarborough Chapter.

6. On date of event bring the completed and signed Parental Consent form and the Registration Fee to the competition venue.

7. School teacher shall register the students in his/her class up to 10 students. If a school does not participate, parents or guardians of interested students may register directly.

8. Students in grades 9 and 10 can only participate in Junior level while students in grades 11 and 12 can only participate in senior level.

9. Follow the Link for Registration


Competition Format

1. Both Senior and Junior levels are individual events.

2. There will  be only one round for Junior and one round for Senior.

3. Each participant will be provided with a numbered wireless Clicker.

4. Questions will be projected on a large screen.

5. The wireless Clicker will be used by the student to enter their answers.

6. A computer will record all responses and compile the marks.

7. Students are allowed to bring and use aids like calculators, paper, pens, and books.

8. Cell phones or any device capable of telecommunication are not permitted.

9. Latecomers will not be allowed to join.



1. Marks will not be deducted for wrong answers or unanswered questions.



1. This contest will be conducted in English only.

2. A panel of adjudicators will resolve all disputes. Their decisions are final and binding.

3. Teachers, parents, guardians and their guests are welcome to attend the event and cheer the participants. The competition will be held in an auditorium. The guests will be able to witness the whole event and see the participants in action.

4. Teachers, parents, guardians and their guests are required not to assist or interfere with the participants.

5. Space is limited for the audience. Entry is on a first come first served basis.

6. Food and drinks are not permitted inside the auditorium.

7. A student without proper registration will not be permitted to participate in the competition.

8. Model questions are posted on our website.