7th January 2017

Microsoft Research STEM Student Challenge

Ever wondered what the world will be like in 20 years? How will the technology of today have changed?

The Microsoft STEM Student Challenge aims to help UK students connect the dots between the STEM subjects they study today and the impact those subjects could have on their ability to be part of the next generation of technology heroes. Microsoft Research invite students to use their knowledge of STEM subjects and marry it with research and creativity to imagine and depict their vision of technology in 2037.

The challenge is open to teams of 4-6 students in years 8-10.

Think it:

Get together in a team of 4-6 people, choose one of the following categories and come up with an original technology idea that you think could exist in that field in 20 years’ time.

Artificial intelligence and virtual reality
Data security
Film it:

Create a video that depicts your idea. The tech doesn’t exist yet, so you’ll have to get creative! Make a science show, do a skit, create a green-screen super-futuristic masterpiece complete with tin foil supercomputer spaceship – just keep it under two minutes.

Win it?

Submit your video and you could be spending an exciting day with Microsoft researchers and engineers at their lab, winning up to £5,000 worth of computing equipment for your school, as well as awesome prizes for yourselves!

To find out more about the Microsoft Research STEM Student Challenge please visit:


Cambridge Filmworks
Cambridge Video Production

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