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The fourth year of the STEM Challenge concentrated on supporting rural and under served youth, as well as sparking sustainable STEM initiatives in the city of Pittsburgh. The Challenge traveled to host over 50 events across the country, and by the time the submission period closed on March 30, 2015, over 4,000 entries were received. This included over 15 workshops conducted as part of a regional spotlight in the Pittsburgh area supported by the Grable Foundation and managed by the Sprout Fund. AARP and Mentor Up (an AARP Foundation) also supported a series of community workshops to encourage intergenerational learning and game design.The names of 15 middle and high school winners in 13 categories were announced at an awards program and gaming celebration in Pittsburgh at WQED on June 27, 2015.