Unleash Your Inner Innovator at STEM Hacks 2023

Join us in an immersive hackathon-style environment where you can showcase your STEM skills while conquering exciting challenges! Registrations will open in October, 2023

The Ultimate Hackathon for Ontario's Youth

STEM Hacks is a yearly competition organized by Mathstronauts, where groups of 4 to 5 participants come together to tackle an exciting hands-on design and development challenge focused on STEM

With guidance from mentors from universities or industries, student teams develop solutions to a given problem and present them to a panel of judges. They are evaluated based on the teams’ knowledge, technical skills, and creativity in designAt the final ceremony, the top projects are showcased, and prizes are awarded to the most outstanding designs.

STEM Hacks 2023

STEM Hacks 2023 will be a unique opportunity for secondary school students to perform, compete and excel in a hackathon style environment.

The core focus of the competition is to learn and apply software skills in an automotive context to solve an autonomous vehicle challenge that involves machine learning.

Date & Time

Early December, 2023 (tentative) from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM




Automotive and Mobility Sector

Who can participate

Grades 9 - 11 students

Number of spots




Why participate in STEM Hacks 2023?

Ignite STEM Skills with interactive, hands-on STEM workshops and activities

Spend time at the event learning and enhancing your technical skills in Python programming via workshops. Then put your knowledge to the test and embrace the challenge of designing an autonomous vehicle with machine learning.

Inspire diversity in STEM

Be part of a diverse and inclusive STEM community. Our diverse, real-life STEM role models and enriched curriculum celebrate different identities. Our hands-on activities and projects feature diverse scientists, engineers and researchers who have diverse backgrounds. Learn, create, and explore with cultural awareness and respect.

Engage with post-secondary students and STEM professionals as mentors

Learn from post-secondary mentors from the McMaster Engineering EcoCAR Challenge Team and engage with STEM professionals from GM Canada as mentors and judges.

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