Unleash Your Inner Innovator at STEM Hacks 2023

Join us in an immersive hackathon-style environment where you will showcase your STEM and Python coding skills by solving an exciting automotive-themed coding challenge!

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 their Python coding skills, presentation skills, and/or creativity in a automotive-themed STEM challenge.

Date & Time:

December 2, 2023 from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM


Ontario Tech University, Software and Informatics Research Centre (SIRC)


Automotive and Mobility Sector

Who can participate:

Grades 9 - 11 students in Durham region

Number of spots:

150 - 200




Extended to November 27, 2023

Why participate in STEM Hacks 2023?

Gain STEM skills with an interactive, hands-on challenge

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 coding an autonomous vehicle using machine learning.

Learn from diverse role models

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 scientists, engineers and researchers who have diverse backgrounds. Learn, create, and explore with cultural awareness and respect.

Gain mentorship from post-secondary students and STEM professionals

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

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