SciGirls Survey: AVHS freshman & Sophomore girls. We are seeking up to 54 more of you to complete this SciGirls survey. You can do this on your phone at home or wherever BUT we need your parent to complete this permission form in order for it to count. Complete the survey and take a picture of the final screen showing you finished it. Show this to E3 STEM Staff and you will receive a free gift card for coffee! Offer stands until the gift cards are gone.
- Guardians of the Galaxy Space Station Challenge: Propose an experiment that could be done on the International Space Station, taking into account the powers of your favorite Guardians of the Galaxy characters, Rocket and Groot!
Without the effects of gravity, the International Space Station (ISS) provides a platform to look at science in a new way. How can concepts like plant biology or technology development be better understood from research in the microgravity environment of the space station?
Students between the ages of 13 and 18 are encouraged to think about scientific principles in ways not possible in Earth-based science classrooms. Submit an experiment idea that could be housed and carried out on the International Space Station. Learn more HERE.
All Entries Must Be Submitted by January 31, 2018!
- Stratasys 14th Annual Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge: Each year, Stratasys calls upon tomorrow’s engineers, artists and entrepreneurs to design a better future. Here is the chance for your students to invent, innovate or improve something by re-engineering it and submitting it to the annual Extreme Redesign Contest. Students can design an original piece of art, jewelry or architecture, or to make an existing design better.
This season’s Challenge, spanning the 2017-2018 school year, consists of three categories:
● Engineering: Secondary Education (middle/high schools)
● Engineering: Post-Secondary Education (colleges/universities)
● Art, Jewelry & Architecture (all grade levels)
Submit entries online at GrabCAD.com/challenges/active. Students will need a GrabCAD account to enter, and students under 18 years of age need to ask a parent, guardian or instructor to submit entries on their behalf.
*Winning entries that impress our all-star panel of judges are creative, mechanically sound and realistically achievable. The earlier the design is submitted, the more opportunity the student has to get feedback from the GrabCAD community on their design. They can even improve it and resubmit before the submission window closes.
DEADLINE TO ENTER: FEBRUARY 26, 2018. Finalists and winners will be announced in May 2018.
- Everyone: Get a sheet of free tech tattoo stickers for entering.
- Top 10: Get a 3D printed model of your design and a Stratasys® apparel item valued at up to $50.
- 2nd Place: Receive a $1,000 scholarship.
- 1st Place: Receive a $2,500 scholarship. Plus, your instructor will get a demo 3D printer for limited-time classroom use.
For more information and to review previous winners, visit the Challenge website: http://www.stratasys.com/extreme-redesign.
- GAMA/Build A Plane Aviation Design Challenge: a competition to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) skills among U.S. high school students using aviation. Learn more here.
- Google Science Fair: Global, online science and technology competition open to individuals and teams 13-18.
- Verizon Innovative App Challenge
- Stratasys Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge: Our vision for this year’s challenge is “make a difference.” Strive to make a positive impact by redesigning a product for greater accessibility, eco-friendliness or human empowerment.
- Dunwoody College of Technology Women in Technical Careers (WITC)
- Dakota Electric Washington DC Youth Tour
- Washington DC Youth Tour Application
Archived Contests and Awards:
IoTHackDay 2017: Create IoT Products, Make Friends, Make Art, Build Startups! Saturday, October 28th, 2017, 8am – 8pm. Minnetronix – 1635 Energy Park Dr, St Paul, MN 55108, USA.WHAT IS IoTHackDay? View this site for more information and to sign up a team. #IoTHackDay is a fun, FREE day that brings together teams, novel ideas, and an entrepreneurial spirit to dream up and build cool new devices to solve everyday problems. Teams form, submit their ideas ahead of the event, and hack for 12 hours. The public is invited to attend at the end of the day, and vote for their favorite teams. Top teams receive hardware and prizes! WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE IN IoTHackDay? #IoTHackDay is an, “Open Team Hackathon,” which means that it’s open to everyone! The formation of teams ahead of time is encouraged, but not required.
Minnesota Aspirations in Computing Award. What’s the best way to support the next generation of female tech enthusiasts? IT Center staff provide a resounding response: You recognize their talent and cultivate a community where they can experiment, explore, and thrive. That’s the goal of the sixth annual Minnesota Aspirations in Computing Awards. While efforts to narrow the gender gap in the tech industry have received renewed attention, women made up only 26 percent of the nationwide computing workforce in 2016, and less than 10 percent were women of color. To apply: Applicants must first create or update an aspirations.org account here. Students can apply online beginning September 1, 2017 and the application period closes on November 6, 2017. The application includes several short essays and multiple-choice sections. You may want to review the application Application Step-by-Step Guide.
2018 Donaldson STEM Award recognizes and rewards high school students of African-American, Hispanic, American Indian, and Asian heritage for their interests and achievements related to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). The Science Museum of Minnesota is currently accepting nominations for high school students who identify as African American, Hispanic, American Indian, or Asian. Only Minnesota educators and STEM professionals are eligible to nominate a student. This award is exclusively for high schoolers. Nominations are due by Wednesday, November 8, and should be submitted online here. Donaldson Science Award winners receive $500, a one-year membership to the Science Museum of Minnesota, and recognition at an exclusive brunch during one of the museum’s Science Fusion events.
MN Youth Institute: A program that engages 8-12th grade students in solving local and global hunger issues. Students research and submit a solution to food security issues, and then all students who apply are invited to come to campus to present their solutions to research, business, and legislative leaders. All students who participate are also awarded a $1000 scholarship to the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences within the University of Minnesota, and are then eligible for paid internships from UMN and USDA, and a select few are selected to go to Iowa to the World Food Prize and those students are eligible for paid international internships. Find out how to get involved here. Deadline is April 15
Emperor Science Award program. The Emperor Science Award program is committed to helping all students in grades 10 & 11 that have a passion for science join the next generation of cancer researchers. Through this award program, 100 winning students from across the country will be paired with a university-level mentoring scientist to collaborate on an important cancer research project. Due March 17.
TWIST (Target Women In Science and Technology) EPIC Award. The TWIST EPIC Awards honor young women in the Twin Cities for their dedication to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. These young women demonstrate Engagement, Passion, Innovation, and Curiosity within these fields and TWIST encourages them to continue pursuing this path. Nomination form. Deadline is 9/20/17.
Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology: is the nation’s premier science research competition for high school students and seeks to promote excellence by encouraging students to undertake individual or team research projects. It fosters intensive research that improves students’ understanding of the value of scientific study and informs their consideration of future careers in these disciplines. Scholarships for winning projects range from $1,000 to $100,000. You can compete as an individual or as a member of a two or three-person team. Last year’s competition featured 1,700 submissions and 19 national finalists.
Research reports in engineering, math and biological or physical sciences are eligible, though topics in behavioral or social sciences are not. Additional information about project eligibility is available HERE. The competition is open to citizens and permanent residents of the United States enrolled in grades 9-12. Individuals submitting projects must be in grade 12. Teams may consist of up to three students from any eligible grade. Teams must be finalized by August 14. Resources are available for students, families, educators and teams in need of a mentor. Research reports and additional required materials must be submitted by September 19. For more information, or to register for the competition, visit siemenscompetition.discoveryeducation.com