STEM STARS GREECE: Searching for Greek Science Stars

Athens, December 17, 2019

The U.S. Embassy in Athens and Greek nonprofit organization SciCo, are organizing for the first time in Greece, the STEM STARS GREECE competition with the aim of supporting, highlighting, and rewarding 14 to 18-year-old students with a special inclination towards science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). The winners of the competition will receive special prizes, including the opportunity to represent Greece at the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), the largest international science competition, which will be held in Anaheim, California from 10 to 15 May 2020.  The competition is held under the auspices of the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs.

Our cooperation on the STEM STARS GREECE competition was one of the bilateral educational and cultural priorities discussed during the Second U.S.-Greece Strategic Dialogue in October 2019.

Participation in the competition is free. Students who attend public or private schools in Greece and are between 14 and 18 years old (High School 3rd Grade – Lyceum 3rd Grade) on the date of the competition are eligible to participate.

All projects must be submitted online at between December 16, 2019 and February 16, 2020. The final list of qualifying students will be announced in March 2020 at the above website.

The grand finale will take place at the Athens Science Festival, which will be held April 1-5, 2020 in Technopolis, Athens, and will announce the first two participants / teams to win a place at the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). The awards ceremony will take place in front of the festival audience.

For more information and detailed participation requirements, you can visit or contact