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April 18, 2022 8:00 AM
More than 11,000 students built and submitted paper ball runs for the 2022 Fluor Challenge. In its 8th year, the challenge continues to grow and encourages students around the world to try their hand at an engineering design challenge. Figure 1. A team testing their paper ball run for the 2022 Fluor Engineering Challenge. The 2022 Paper Ball Run Challenge was the eighth annual Fluor Engineering Challenge. The K-12 STEM competition is sponsored by… Read more
February 14, 2022 8:00 AM
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
April 16, 2021 6:00 AM
More than 6,000 students around the world built and submitted tall paper towers for the 2021 Fluor Challenge. In a pandemic year, this challenge, always a favorite among STEM educators, was a highlight for many, and the results were inspiring. Figure 1. Students worked in teams of 1-4 to build paper towers for the 2021 Fluor Engineering Challenge. The 2021 Tallest Paper Tower Challenge was the seventh annual Fluor Engineering Challenge. The… Read more
February 19, 2021 8:00 AM
All students in grades K-12 are encouraged to enter the 2021 Tallest Paper Tower Fluor Challenge! The Fluor Challenge is a great fit for Engineers Week and an engaging way to give students the chance to try engineering. The Fluor Challenge is designed to work for all grade levels and around the world. See the 10 steps below for a handy blueprint for doing the 2021 Fluor Challenge with your students. 10 Steps to Do the 2021 Fluor Engineering Challenge… Read more
July 29, 2019 6:00 AM
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 10:00 AM
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
February 26, 2019 6:00 AM
The K-12 Fluor Engineering Challenge is a great way to explore engineering design in the classroom. Our 6-step blueprint for success will help keep your students on track with their Volleyball Machines! A banner for the 2019 Fluor Engineering Challenge outlines six steps for the challenge. Step 1: Introduce the Volleyball Machine challenge and watch the overview video. Step 2: Review steps of the engineering design process and have students sketch their ideas. Step 3:… Read more
February 18, 2019 6:00 AM
Celebrate engineering during Engineers Week and every week with hands-on STEM activities in the classroom. Submissions for the 2019 Fluor Challenge are now being accepted! Celebrate Engineers Week with the Fluor Challenge! www.sciencebuddies.org/fluor-challenge February 17-23, 2019 is Engineers Week! Hosted by DiscoverE, the annual week-long celebration puts engineering in the spotlight, and students and teachers are encouraged to do hands-on engineering… Read more
January 21, 2019 6:00 AM
The 2019 Fluor Engineering Challenge submission window opens February 17, 2019. Watch the introductory video with students to learn more about this year's Volleyball Machine challenge for K-12 students. Take the 5th Annual Fluor Engineering Challenge! The video above provides a short overview of this year's exciting Volleyball Machine Fluor Challenge. Watch the video with students to talk about the Challenge objective and get everyone brainstorming ideas for ways to solve the hands-on… Read more
February 23, 2017 10:30 AM
Have your students build their own water flow and enter the 2017 Fluor Engineering Challenge for a chance to win! A banner for the 2017 Fluor Engineering Challenge outlines six steps for success. Step 1: Do background reading on the Banaue Rice Terraces. Step 2: Review steps of the engineering design process and have students sketch water flow solutions. Step 3: Form small teams and design, build, test and refine solutions. Step 4: Calculate final scores and take… Read more
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