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Ex STEM Challenge 2021

Ex STEM CHALLENGE is a national Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) event that has been successfully held for the last four years.

Ex STEM Challenge 2021

25 October 2021 - 28 October 2021

Prince William of Gloucester Barracks, Grantham

  • 1st Battalion The Highlanders ACF

This year’s event, which will be held face to face, will be four one day non-residential, face to face events, with approx. 150 cadets attending per day. Cadets will be invited to take part in six stands, each hosted by one of the Army’s STEM Corps Engagement Teams. Each stand will give a mix of presentations and hands-on challenges delivered by some of the Army’s leading STEM experts in the six specialised areas.

The aim of Ex STEM CHALLENGE is to utilise some of the Army’s advanced STEM technology to demonstrate to cadets how their STEM lessons at school match across to the real world; to enthuse them with a passion for STEM subjects; whilst engaging them to think about how choosing STEM subjects at school can lead to interesting and successful careers. This instruction gives direction and guidance on the application process and support requirements for this event.


This year' camp will take place from Monday 25 to Thursday 28 October 2021 at Prince William of Gloucester Barracks, Grantham. Each Brigade has been allocated a set day for attending, with 51x allocated to attend Tuesday 26 October.

Attendance Criteria

Up to 600 cadets from across the ACF and CCF(A) are invited to attend, 150 per day. The eligibility criteria for cadets are:
a. Not have attended a previous Ex STEM CHALLENGE (STEM Camp), inc. 2020.
b. Be an Army Cadet in ACF or CCF(A) aged between 13 and 16.
c. Ideally be in Year 9, 10 or 11 at school at the time of the STEM Camp in Oct 21.
d. Is chosen by the RPoC/Bde to attend, having been nominated by their cadet unit.

Applications close Friday 3 September. Interested Cadets are to express an interest to their Detachment Commander for names to be passed up the Chain of Command. Successful cadets will be allocated places on 10 September.