Titled sponsored by Sun Life Financial and organized by SCMP’s Young Post, International STEMathon 2019 challenges S3-S6 secondary school students to develop STEM-based solutions to real-world problems. We want to harness local talent to develop viable and innovative solutions to help protect the ocean.

The 30-hour hackathon-style challenge also offers a great chance for local STEM talent to exchange ideas with students from Beijing, Guangdong, India, Indonesia, Macau, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand.

Competition dates: March 28-29,  2019
Venue: Hong Kong Science Park

View the event poster for more details of the competition

Event highlights

Winning team

Champion – SCMP:

St. Margaret's Co-educational English Secondary & Primary School
Product name: ARM: automatic robot to collect plastic waste on beaches

1st runner up - Sun Life:

Good Hope School
Product name: The big microplastic problem ~ collecting and destroying

2nd runner up - New Generation:

Victoria Shanghai Academy + Cheung Sha Wan Catholic Secondary School
Product name: Collecting and recycling leaked oil