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2017 C-STEM Day

The 2017 C-STEM Day will be held on

Saturday, May 20, 2017

RoboPlay Scoreboard

RoboPlay Challenge Competition on C-STEM Day is a level-playing field robotics competition where achievement is solely based on students’ ability and not what resources they have available! RoboPlay Video Competition allow students to explore their creativity in writing, story telling, art, music, and film production. This year, we have 130 registered teams participating in RoboPlay Challenge Competition, 82 teams in Davis and 48 teams in Irvine, competing for regional and statewide championships. Please join us, this event is open to the public!

RoboPlay  Challenge Theme: Search and Rescue Operation


  1. UC Davis ARC Pavilion, CA  UC Davis Map
  2. Orange County, CA (University High School, 4771 Campus Drive, Irvine, CA 92612)

Awards will be given for winners of their respective C-STEM Day Locations as well as for overall statewide winners.

Registration – CLOSED!

*C-STEM subscribing schools will be given priority if space is limited

(For all C-STEM events, you must first register with the C-STEM website before you can register for the event. If you have not yet registered, click HERE to register)


Volunteers Needed

We are recruiting industry volunteers to serve as judges for the RoboPlay Video and Challenge Competitions. We also need other volunteers to help out on C-STEM Day with registration, activities, support and more. See our C-STEM Day Volunteer flyer for more information.

Sign-up here to volunteer for C-STEM Day 2017 

Volunteer Deadline to sign-up is May 1, 2017

C-STEM Day Registration & Fees Timeline


  • RoboPlay Challenge Competition:  Basic – $250 / Complete with T-Shirts – $320 per team
  • RoboPlay Video Competition:  $20 per team

Media Release Forms:

Note: you can now upload the media release forms as well as email to cday@c-stem.ucdavis.edu.

Competition Specific Information

RoboPlay Challenge Competition

RoboPlay Video Competition


C-STEM Awards of Achievement, Award of Excellence, Girl’s Leadership Award, and C-STEM Scholarship

Please see the Award webpages for more information about each award.

Deadline: April 14th, 2017

NEW! Teachers may nominate their students for these awards through our website!  This feature automatically sends the student you nominate an email notification with a link to the application and with the attached Teacher Recommendation Form.  Please log into our registered users subsite and visit the “C-STEM Student Award Nomination” page to nominate a student.   Please note: This nomination form is a tool to motivate your students to apply;  It is not a substitute for a student application.

More C-STEM Day Information

Interested in volunteering at C-STEM Day? Click Here!

2017 C-STEM Day Volunteer Flyer

2017 C-STEM Day Volunteer Signup Form

C-STEM Day Volunteer Leadership

  •  RoboPlay Chief Judge –  Rex Schrader
  • Assistant to RoboPlay Chief Judge – Emma Kristovich
  • Assistant Coordinator for C-STEM Day, Stephanie Thai

RoboPlay Challenge Task Development Team

  • Sean Comick
  • June Gill
  • Frank Guan
  • Emma Kristovich
  • Tomonobu Nagaoka
  • Naomi Okiddy
  • Peyton Strait
  • Stephanie Thai

Davis, CA

  • Regional Chair – Jennifer Mullin
  • Regional Co-Chair – Zane Miller
  • Head Judge –  Rex Schrader
  • Deputy Head Judge – Roger Nattkemper

Irvine, CA

  • Regional Chair – Merry Kim
  • Regional Co-Chair – Tiffany Nguyen
  • Head Judge – Chris Harrington
  • Deputy Head Judge – Len Pettis


Schedule of Events

A preliminary schedule of events for C-STEM Day is posted below including the RoboPlay Challenge Competition. Details are subject to change.  The C-STEM Day events are open to public. Students and teachers who would like to attend and observe the C-STEM Day activities are welcome to do so free of charge.

Time Event
7:30am-8:30am Registration and Setup for RoboPlay Challenge Competition
8:30am-8:40am Welcome and Introduction
8:40am-9:00am RoboPlay Challenge Competition Introduction
9:00am-12:00pm RoboPlay Challenge Competition Problem Solving
12:00pm-12:45pm Lunch Break
12:45pm-3:45pm RoboPlay Challenge Competition
3:45pm-4:00pm Break
4:00pm-5:00pm Awards Ceremony:

  • C-STEM Awards of Achievement
  • C-STEM Girl’s Leadership Award
  • C-STEM Awards of Excellence
  • C-STEM Scholarship for graduating students
  • RoboPlay Video Competition Winners
  • RoboPlay Challenge Competition Winners
    • Regional and Statewide awards offered to the top three teams in each division (*Regional awards will not be offered in divisions with fewer than 4 competing teams)


For general inquiries, please contact:
UC Davis Center for Integrated Computing and STEM Education
University of California
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
Phone: (530) 752-9082
Email: cday@c-stem.ucdavis.edu

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