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April 13, 2023 1:00 PM
The 9th annual challenge sparked interest in engineering in thousands of students around the world. Winners have been announced. Record Participation in the 2023 Science Buddies Engineering Challenge More than 13,000 K-12 students were inspired to explore engineering with the 2023 Science Buddies Engineering Challenge. Students working in teams of 1-4, from 33 countries around the world took the Ping Pong Pickup Challenge to design a device that can… Read more
January 19, 2023 4:00 PM
K-12 students worldwide are invited to explore engineering with the annual Science Buddies Engineering Challenge. Every year from February to March, in conjunction with Engineers Week, student teams work to solve a new engineering challenge using a short list of simple materials like paper and tape. The 2023 challenge, Ping Pong Pick Up Challenge, has students build a device that can pick up a ping pong ball from a distance and return it to a start line. How far away can students retrieve… Read more
February 14, 2022 4:00 PM
Are you America’s Top Young Scientist? Make a video about a STEM solution and enter the 3M Young Scientist Challenge for a chance to claim the title! Are you ready to change the future? Share your solution to an everyday problem and enter the 3M Young Scientist Challenge for a chance to win $25,000 and an exclusive 3M Mentorship! The 3M Young Scientist Challenge is an annual science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) challenge open to U.S.… Read more
July 29, 2019 1:00 PM
Science Buddies helped bring Solar Sprint exploration to classrooms around the country, increasing awareness of Junior Solar Sprint and supporting teachers doing hands-on STEM with students. Above: Team Uger prepared for a timed trial at the 2019 Junior Solar Sprint competition in Washington, D.C. Junior Solar Sprint (JSS) is an annual challenge for grades 5-8 that starts in local classrooms and out-of-school programs and culminates in the national… Read more
April 18, 2019 5:00 PM
Is your student America's next Top Young Scientist? Encourage your students to showcase their passion for science and innovation and enter this video competition for a chance to win—but don't wait, the deadline is May 7th! #m Young Scientist Challenge: Spark Curiousity in your students and they could win $25,000! Enter today. #YoungScientist The 3M Young Scientist Challenge is looking for America's 2019 Top Young Scientist — could it be one… Read more
October 24, 2016 9:26 PM
The Verizon Innovative Learning app challenge helps transform middle and high school students from technology users to technology creators. No coding required! Middle and High School Students Brainstorm an App Solution for a Community Challenge—for a Chance to Win! The app challenge, part of Verizon Innovative Learning, gives students hands-on experience solving real-world problems with technology. Through the app challenge, students gain teamwork skills, exercise critical… Read more
October 12, 2015 10:20 AM
Samsung knows that future success will depend upon innovative and empowered use of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest challenges teachers and students to brainstorm ways that STEM could be applied to solve a real-world challenge or problem in their community. Teachers who enter their classes in the contest can use the challenge as way to teach and explore hands-on STEM. Plus, they have a chance to win a share of $2 million in technology… Read more
September 23, 2014 3:00 PM
The Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest gives U.S. secondary public schools a chance to use STEM to help address problems affecting their students and communities. By isolating a problem and applying science to the problem, schools can enter to win a share of $2 million in technology products that would be used to help bring to life a STEM-based solution to target a local problem. What problem exists for you and your students—and how can science, technology, engineering, and math… Read more
December 23, 2013 6:00 PM
Are you the parent of a budding filmmaker, writer, or scientist? Maybe your child loves Star Wars or X-Men. Are you looking for a creative learning enrichment activity that helps spark your child's imagination while fueling his or her interest in STEM subjects? The USA Science & Engineering Festival, in partnership with the Kavli Foundation, has launched a science video contest that is designed to challenge your child while providing a unique outlet for creative expression. Not only… Read more
July 1, 2013 12:00 PM
In an essay she wrote as part of a competition for a science scholarship offered by Bio-Rad Laboratories, this recent high school graduate and aspiring wildlife biologist evokes the spirit of John Muir as she describes her own passion for hands-on science and fieldwork. Above: Ashley Baughman, recipient of the Ron Mardigian scholarship, awarded by Bio-Rad Laboratories, on a trip to Pinnacles National Monument where she and classmates studied the endangered California Condor. For… Read more
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