The first annual Collingwood STEM Cup competition has come to a close revealing Australia’s top amateur Capologists. The competition invited Australians, with a focus on secondary students, to step into the role of the Capologist (or list manager) at Collingwood Football Club and decide player salaries for the 2017 season whilst staying under the AFL salary cap. The challenge is designed to inspire students to pursue degrees and careers in the STEM fields by illuminating an exciting application in sports analytics.
Collingwood Football Club, in collaboration with the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT), has launched a dynamic new national maths competition called the STEM Cup. This online digital challenge allows students and fans to leverage their maths and analytical skills to choose the ultimate 2017 Collingwood squad while staying beneath the AFL salary cap. Students, teachers, and parents interested in the STEM Cup can click here to register for the program. The competition officially opens on July 17 and runs through August 20, with winners being announced on August 27.