This is an on-the-spot science competition in the style of the Science Olympiad. Students form teams of no more than three students and compete two divisions: Middle School and Senior High. Open to students in grades 6 through 12 who live within the boundaries of Stillwater Area Public Schools, regardless of where they attend school.
Winning teams receive traveling trophies depicting a bust of Albert Einstein. Trophies reside in the school of the winning team in each division. Individual students also win cash prizes. First place for each division will be awarded $50/team member and the team name will be added to Science Challenge trophy. Second place will be awarded $25/team member.
The 2019 challenge was to build a Balloon Launch Glider. They were launched from a large mylar balloon to achieve maximum flight time.