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STEM Competitions

    Broadcom MASTERS
    Targeted at middle school students in grades 6th-8th, the Broadcom MASTERS is a national science, technology, engineering, and math competition that encourages the nation’s young scientists, engineers and innovators. View video or visit the website to learn more about the competition.

    eCYBERMISSION,sponsored by NSTA and the U.S. Army
    Designed to increase student’s experience in STEM-related fields this free competition encourages 6th-9th grade students to use the scientific method/inquiry or engineering design process to solve real-world challenges. Students can win on a state, regional, and national level, with students on national winning teams receiving $5,000 in U.S. EE Savings Bonds, valued at maturity.

    Register online or via e-mail at

    ExploraVision is a science competition that encourages students to study a technology of interest and predict what it might look like 20 years from now. Students are encouraged to work in groups of 2-4 students and must be sponsored by a teacher.

    Google Science Fair
    This online science competition is open to students between the ages of 13 and 18 from anywhere in the world, working alone or in teams. Google is looking for extraordinary ideas, and they are eager to see what youth come up with. This is a great opportunity for teenagers to explore ideas they’re passionate about, learn about science, and maybe produce a world-changing idea.

    Intel Science Talent Search
    The Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS) is the nation’s most prestigious science research competition for high school seniors. Since 1942, the Science Talent Search has provided a national stage for the country’s best and brightest young scientists to present original research to nationally recognized professional scientists. The 2013 application is now available online. To learn more about the competition visit the Intel Science Talent website.

    NASA’s Missions: Imagine and Build
    NASA and the LEGO Group are partnering to inspire the next generation of aerospace engineers through this design competition. Students of all ages will use the LEGO toy bricks in building models of future airplanes and spacecraft. To read the complete rules and guidelines for submitting the LEGO model and technical paper, visit:

    Siemens Competition
    The Siemens Competition fosters intensive research that improves students’ understanding of the value of scientific study and informs their consideration of future careers in these disciplines.

    Students can compete as an individual or as a member of a team. Individual projects promote independent research. Team projects foster collaborative research efforts, as well as individual contributions to the cooperative endeavor.

    Scholarships for winning projects range from $1,000 to $100,000. Submissions for 2017 due Sept 19th. Competition schedule is May-Sept, check out website for current details.

    STEM Video Game Challenge
    This national competition motivates interest in STEM learning among America’s youth by tapping into students’ natural passion for playing and making video games. Current competition schedules can be found on the STEM Challenge website.

    Stockholm Junior Water Prize
    This international competition, modeled after the adult Stockholm Water Prize, encourages enthusiasm in today’s youth about water issues and builds an international community of young scientists bonded together for the water environment. High school students who have conducted water-related science projects are encouraged to apply for the opportunity to share their research and win a $10,000 scholarship. Projects should be aimed at enhancing the quality of life through improvement of water quality, water resource management, or water and wastewater treatment. The projects may explore water issues on a local, regional, national, or global level using a research-oriented approach.

    Information about the competition on the Stockholm Junior Water Prize website.