The competition starts online, on this website, where teams program the SPHERES to solve an annual challenge.After several phases of virtual competition in a simulation environment that mimics the real SPHERES, finalists are selected to compete in a live championship aboard the ISS.An astronaut will conduct the championship competition in microgravity with a live broadcast!

More than 1,700 high school students from over 70 countries, regions, and territories are awarded the opportunity to showcase their independent research and compete for more than $5 million in prizes.

Robotics Competition provides the opportunity for high school students and their mentors to work together to solve a common problem.

They will have six weeks to design and build a robot using a standard “kit of parts” and a common set of rules.

Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering Rising Stars), is the premier middle school science and engineering fair competition.

SSP affiliated science fairs around the country nominate the top 10% of 6th, 7th and 8th grade students to enter this prestigious competition.

After submitting the online application, 300 semifinalists are selected and 30 finalists are brought to Washington, DC.Finalists present their research projects and compete in team hands-on STEM challenges to demonstrate their skills in critical thinking, collaboration, communication and creativity.Each year the challenge is designed by Dean Kamen, FRC staff, and a committee of engineers and other professionals.redefines winning for these students by rewarding teams for excellence in design, demonstrated team spirit, Gracious Professionalism, and the ability to overcome obstacles.Scoring points is a secondary goal- winning means building partnerships that last.Zero Robotics is a robotics programming competition where the robots are SPHERES (Synchronized Position Hold Engage and Reorient Experimental Satellites) inside the International Space Station.