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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
March 8, 2013 4:00 PM
The National STEM video game competition supports the potential of video game design as a tool for STEM education and rewards and encourages the learning process for emerging student video game developers. Science Buddies' video game design resources can help students get started on a path of game design and development that transforms a love of video game playing into an innovative process of game creation. What kind of video game will you build? Click the image above to view video… Read more
May 8, 2012 3:20 PM
By Kim Mullin The winners of the Rosalind Franklin Chemistry Contest, sponsored by Science Buddies and the Astellas USA Foundation, have been determined! Rosalind Elsie Franklin was an important female chemist whose research using x-ray diffraction helped lead to the identification of the structure of DNA. Through this contest, Astellas hoped to inspire young scientists, and females in particular, to pursue chemistry research and careers.Students Receive Honors Students in grades 6-12… Read more
March 31, 2011 2:14 PM
What's your Periodic Table style? Do you like things: light (He)? with a bit of patina (Cu)? on the salty side (Na)? noxious (N)? fire-retardant (Br)? metallic (In)? radioactive (Pu)? With 118 elements on the Periodic Table, there is something for everyone and plenty of chemical reactions to go around. If you have something to say about one of the six elements listed above, you should put your thoughts on paper and enter Nature Chemistry's essay competition, part of… Read more
March 18, 2011 5:30 PM
              Share Your Science Project Experience and Be Entered in Our iTunes GiveawayWe are giving away iTunes gift cards! Students who completed one of the projects below could win one of ten $50 iTunes gift cards! To enter our random drawing, students need to complete the following steps by March 21:  Make sure you have a free Science Buddies account. (To register for a free… Read more
January 18, 2011 6:46 PM
The first Google Science Fair is happening this year! Designed to be an all-inclusive competition, Google Science Fair 2011 open to students ages 13-18, worldwide. Students are eligible to participate either as individuals or in teams of up to three. Submissions will be accepted until April 4, 2011. In May, 60 semi-finalists will be announced, and their projects will be posted online for public viewing. The public will have the opportunity to vote for the "People's Choice" award. Great… Read more
October 7, 2010 1:00 AM
Applications are being accepted for the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing until October 15, 2010. U.S. high school girls, grades 9-12, who are interested in computer science or technology are encouraged to apply! Sponsored by the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), the award recognizes high school women who have distinguished themselves in the area of computing and technology. To find out more about NCWIT and the Aspirations in Computing award, visit the… Read more
May 27, 2010 5:23 PM
Do you love science? Do you love taking photos and/or making home movies? Have you ever looked at science photos and thought, "Wow... that's so amazing!" Do you hear a soundtrack running in your head for the wonders and mysteries that science lets you explore? The USA Science & Engineering Festival's Kavli Science Video Contest is a great opportunity for budding cinematographers and scientists to capture "science" on camera and answer the question: "Why is Science Cool?" Your Movie,… Read more
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