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Calling All Computer-Savvy Girls!

The November 15 deadline for the 2010 NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing is approaching.

All US high school girls in grades 9-12 (excluding previous winners) are invited to apply. Awardees receive both cash and technology prizes.

For more information and complete application details, visit http://www.ncwit.org/award.

The annual NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing is organized by the National Center for Women & Information Technology and is sponsored by Bank of America. Thanks to support from the Motorola Foundation, applicants in Texas, Illinois, and Florida will also be considered for Affiliate Awards.

To find out more about NCWIT and the Aspirations in Computing award, watch the 2009 NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing ceremony video.

Science Buddies offers a number of high-tech science fair project ideas. Check out our list of projects in computer science, sponsored by Symantec, and our list of projects in video and computer gaming, sponsored by the AMD Foundation.

Science Buddies Science Activities

Science Buddies Summer Science Roundup


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School and family science weekly spotlight: experiment with tonic water and a black light to learn more about fluorescence and light energy!

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Are you a picky eater? Maybe there is a scientific reason for your reluctance to eat certain foods even if you know they are good for you. Find out with a tongue-dyeing taste-testing science project!

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Catch the annual Perseids meteor shower and tie in some fun family astronomy science with an exploration of parallax. How far away are the things we see in the sky?

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School and family science weekly spotlight: make a solar oven from household and recycled materials.

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With different kinds of dried beans, plastic cups, and water, kids can model rocks and observe the way different sized particles in rocks affect how much water a rock can hold.

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Students can experiment with the engineering design process by trying to improve the durability of a simple handheld device.



Your Science!
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