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- 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 students’ 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 national winning teams receiving up to $8,000 in U.S. EE Savings Bonds, valued at maturity. The teacher who registers the most students by December 14th will win a $600 gift certificate for Vernier Probeware in their classroom.
Register online or via e-mail at email@example.com.
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: http://rebrick.lego.cgom/
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. Guidelines for 2013 Competition will be available in May 2013.
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. The 2013 competition will open soon, click here to sign up for notifications or visit the website to learn more.