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St. Jude EPIC Challenge

St. Jude is joining the world’s first all-civilian mission to space and we want you to be part of the historic journey.

Now through Aug. 1, join the EPIC Challenge and be entered to win limited-edition prizes and national awards as part of the Inspiration4 St. Jude Science Fair.

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What is EPIC?


Experimenting, Prototyping, Inventing and Creating

Our research design curriculum allows students to imagine, research, design, create and present an invention or idea that would improve life for kids like those at St. Jude.


How EPIC Challenge works:

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1) Join the challenge
Start by registering your child or class online. With our free and flexible five-lesson format, you can participate from the classroom or home. Once you're signed up, you'll receive an email on how to get started.

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2) Unleash your creativity
Access your EPIC Challenge toolkit through the link we'll send in your welcome email. Use the student journal to guide kids through the research design process as they bring their inventions to life.

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3) Kids helping kids
Students can share their invention with family and friends and seek "funding" for their idea in the form of donations to their personal fundraising page to support the kids of St. Jude.


Get Started

Need more info? Get in touch with our team.


Join the Inspiration4 St. Jude Science Fair to unlock new prizes and experiences

Inspiration4 is a first-of-its-kind spaceflight with an ambitious goal for kids here on Earth. St. Jude knows that with the power of imagination great things can happen, which is why we’re asking kids from coast to coast to research, design, create and present an invention or idea they think could help kids just like them.

Now through Aug. 1, every EPIC project will be considered by a panel of all-star judges to receive one of the following Inspiration4 mission pillar awards as part of our first national science fair event.

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TOP 10 fundraisers
Commemorative 2020-2021 EPIC Achievement Award presented by MOVA Globes 

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Top class/team fundraiser
Trip for (2) to attend the VIP launch experience

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Top student fundraiser
Trip for (2) to attend the VIP launch experience

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Judge's choice
Trip for (2) to attend the VIP launch experience


Commemorative 2020-2021 EPIC Achievement Award presented by MOVA Globes

MOVA is proud to support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude as an official award sponsor of the St. Jude EPIC Challenge.

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Join the challenge in the classroom or at home

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Register to receive our free lesson plan and student resources, perfect for in-classroom activation and distance learners. 

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Parents and students

Empower little learners to make a difference for kids just like them. Register your family and unleash creativity to fight cancer.

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Support a student fundraiser

Support St. Jude EPIC inventions and ideas by helping a student reach their fundraising goal.


Kid tested, teacher approved

St. Jude EPIC is designed to meet Next Generation Science Standards for engineering design and in collaboration with our ambassador network.

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Thank you for helping St. Jude kids

With your support, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

Start Your EPIC Challenge


Unleashing creativity to help St. Jude kids