K-12 students are invited to attend a 30-minute scientific discussion with a polar scientist. Students will learn about Antarctic food web ecology and how scientists are setting up long-term experiments to understand our changing climate. These calls support the NGSS science practices such as planning and carrying out investigations, data analysis, modeling and asking testable questions.
Call Dates: January - March (topic depedent)
Application Deadline December 1: tinyurl.com/vtc-palmer
DOWNLOAD flyer for details.
Palmer Station LTER Website: pal.lternet.edu/
The mission of the NJ Sea Grant Consortium is to promote the wise use of New Jersey’s marine and coastal resources through research, education and outreach.
Book an in-school program or field trip. Learning about special events and programs. SIgn up for the education mailing list. Download resources for your lessons.
Resources for Educators: njseagrant.org/education/resources-for-educators/
Mission X encourages children of all ages to pursue healthy lifestyles based on training like an astronaut. To prepare for an Earth-to-moon journey in 2018, online mascot Astro Charlie is making a trip around Earth. Mission X is challenging Fit Explorers to perform activities that will move Astro Charlie the 66 million steps required to walk around Earth! That's 25,000 miles, or 40,000 kilometers! Visit the website for full challenge details and to do your part to help reach the globe-trotting goal.
Challenge Dates: Oct. 2 - Dec. 7, 2017
Nokia Bell Labs North Jersey Regional Science Fair: March 9 – 10, 2018 at Rutgers University, College Avenue Campus, New Brunswick, NJ.
The North Jersey Regional Science Fair (NJRSF) is a high school science competition where students, in grades 9 through 12, present a wide variety of projects from all areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). The Fair is affiliated with the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) and showcases the work of students from ten counties in central and northern New Jersey, namely, Bergen, Essex, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren. In addition, students not covered by another ISEF affiliated fair may also enter the NJRSF.
There are two important dates for entering the Fair:
1. Project Certification Deadline: December 1, 2017
For approval of projects involving human subjects, vertebrate animals, potentially hazardous biological agents, and/or hazardous chemicals, activities, or devices.
2. Entry Deadline: February 5, 2018
Projects may be done individually or in a team of two students. Projects should be investigative in nature, posing and attempting to answer a question or problem, either through experimentation and design or in a theoretical sense. Student’s research plans must be reviewed and approved by an advisor, such as a teacher or parent. The advisor must also review the safety certification checklist with the student to guarantee the student has qualified supervision for potentially hazardous work.
The mission of the NJRSF is to support, encourage, and recognize student involvement in scientific research. Judges from academia and industry create a professional and nurturing environment for students considering a career in science and technology. The NJRSF is run by an all-volunteer committee of scientists and engineers.
Over 200 prizes, worth several thousand dollars, are awarded every year. Students also have the opportunity to participate in summer research programs and win academic scholarships at NJIT. The grand prize at the Fair is an all-expense paid trip for five students and their advisors to the prestigious Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). ISEF is the world’s largest international pre-college science competition, where students from over 75 countries compete for approximately $4M in prizes.
For more information, please visit our website at www.njrsf.org. For questions about projects and entering the fair, contact our Registration Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The United States Super STEM Competition (USSSC) is an educational non-profit organization running a yearly competition to challenge the creative mind of all middle school, high school and college students. The main focus for 2018 is to provide an opportunity for students to demonstrate their innovative knowledge and skills by competing towards one goal ...success! It is easy to enter....simply register online for one or more divisions. Design the project based on the official division rules, then submit it to us before the posted deadline for a chance to win recognition awards for your school, students or classroom. Additionally, female students of registered schools are eligible to apply for the Susan Sanford Memorial STEM Scholarship.
The competition is open to all United States public, private, vocational, charter, magnet and home-schooled students. There are no worries of travel expenses to the competition site at Somerset Berkley Regional High School in Somerset, Massachusetts. Most Divisions call for submitting a video of their completed projects to us. Divisions are guided by the curriculum standards of the Next Generation Science Standards, Standards for Technological Literacy and the Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Framework. The USSSC is a student competition approved by the National Association of Secondary School Principals.
Registration Fee: $25 per division entered
Registration Ends March 1, 2018
Rutgers Oncology Olympiad is an academic competition focusing on cancer diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, genetics, and healthcare specialists. The event is comprised of two rounds: an online individual qualifying test and a team tournament. Individual qualifying tests will occur online in January 2018. Students will chose one of the following dates: Thursday, January 18; Friday, January 19; or Saturday, January 20. The online qualifying test will be available for 90 minutes from the time the registered students open the test on testing date chosen.
Teachers registering groups of 10 or more students may contact the Program Coordinators at email@example.com to schedule a different testing date and time for their students, if desired. This option may be selected on the ticket registration page.
Those who qualify for the team tournament will be notified and receive an invitation to the Team Tournament, which will take place in Spring 2018 at Rutgers University - New Brunswick. Prizes will be awarded to the top teams. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the LIFE Center at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.
For more information and to register, please visit http://cinj.org/olympiad.
Registration Deadline: December 15
Generation Beyond - a first of its kind, national educational program to bring the science of space into thousands of homes and classrooms across America. The program is designed to inspire the next generation of innovators, explorers, inventors and pioneers to pursue STEM careers. Virtual Field Trip. Video Challenge Competion. Resources.
More STEM Education Programs funded by Lockheed Martin:
Inspiring a new generation of inventors.
The Lemelson-MIT Program celebrates outstanding inventors and inspires young people to pursue creative lives and careers through invention.
Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams™ are comprised of high school students, educators, and mentors that receive up to $10,000 each to invent technological solutions to real-world problems of their own choosing. STEM educators from the continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii, and territories of the U.S. may apply.
The initial application is available online each October and due at the beginning of April for grants to be awarded for the following academic year.
The Bayshore Center at Bivalve invites you to the NEW Delaware Bay Speakers Series, an experience in history, culture and the environment. Join us for diverse topics, knowledgeable insights and shared discussion on a broad range of issues. The series moves between the serious and the light-hearted to bring a greater understanding of our region and our world. Come experience this series at our historic campus in Bivalve which includes refreshments and beverages from the Oyster Café.
Dr. Jerry DeMenna, Director, Global Analytical Technology, Troy Corporation will present a lively, informative discussion and demonstration on Atomic Energy. This presentation is suitable for all adults interested in History and who have a little "Science Geek" in them.
Each patron will receive a FREE radioactivity kit to see what is radioactive in their environs. Samples of actual natural Uranium ores will be shown and a Geiger counter will be used to show the types of radiation we are exposed to every day under normal situations. You will be surprised!
Dr. DeMenna, from Cape May, runs an Analytical Testing & Research Lab in the Bronx, NY. He has worked as an Adjunct Professor at Sacred Heart University, a Gourmet Chef in Little Italy in NYC, is an Ecological Scientist for the US Fish & Wildlife nature Center at Two-Mile Beach and enjoys spreading the "good news" of good science to those around him.
Reserve your seats.
The Shore Bowl is a fun quiz-style competition for high school students in NJ and Eastern PA that focuses on the ocean sciences, including biology, chemistry, physics and geology. We’re one of 25 regional competitions hosted around the country. The winning team from each regional competition receives an all expenses paid trip to compete in the National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB), which will take place in Boulder, Colorado in April 2018. Prizes will be awarded to the top teams at both the regional and national levels.
The 2018 Shore Bowl will be held on Saturday, February 3rd at Rutgers University and registration is now open! Just follow this link to sign up.
Registration Dealine: November 10
As part of National Chemistry Week, the American Chemical Society (ACS) is sponsoring an illustrated poem contest for K-12th grade students.
Write and illustrate a poem using the NCW theme, “Chemistry Rocks!”
The poem must be no more than 40 words and in the following styles to be considered:
HAIKU - LIMERICK - ODE - ABC POEM - FREE VERSE - END RHYME - BLANK VERSE
Possible topics include rocks, minerals, gemstones, salts, crystals, magma, mantle, sediment, stalactites, and stalagmites. Entries will be judged based upon relevance to and incorporation of the theme, word choice and imagery, and colorful, creative artwork.
Over 35 years ago, The National Energy Education Development Project began as a one-day celebration of energy education when National Energy Education Day was recognized by a Joint Congressional Resolution. In the same year, President Jimmy Carter issued a Presidential Proclamation stressing the need for comprehensive energy education in our schools, a reduction of our dependence of fossil fuels, and increasing use of renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency.
Since its founding, NEED has kept its Kids Teaching Kids philosophy as a fundamental principle of NEED programming – encouraging students to explore, experiment, and engage, and encouraging teachers to embrace student leadership in the classroom. NEED trains and assists teachers in harnessing the energy of the classroom – the energy of students.
Explore NEED's website for lesson plans, graphic and presentation resources, curriculum correlations, evaluation tools, information about professional development, and signature programs, Students can find information about science fair projects, energy games and activities, student leadership opportunities, scholarship information, energy information and resources.
Day of Design is a national movement that teaches creative problem solving across the entire student pipeline, K-12 and collegiate. The aim is to eliminate the STEM gap by teaching students how to be innovators and create change in their own communities.
Day of Design invites teachers and students in design challenge activities leading up to its culminating event Oct 6th, 2017, Day of Design Live. This event will be live streamed and feature engaging discussions, experiential learning modules, and a live challenge which we invite classrooms across the nation to join in virtually.
What would it be like to LIVE as a cell?
Would Jupiter respond to a wall post by Copernicus?
Would an ant read an atom's updates?
Would a cancer cell debunk a gene's error?
In MySciLife, students live roles as science concepts, and science learning takes on a life of its own.
MySciLife is an instructional model that uses social learning to improve and personalize the student experience in science. Students are motivated to produce high-quality work as they learn and challenge one another in a creative, collaborative environment. MySciLife provides opportunities for students to practice digital citizenship, critical thinking, and written communication skills—all while using technology they know and enjoy.
MySciLife can supplement any middle school science curriculum. The MySciLife learning environment includes a resource library with materials aligned to Next Generation Science Standards to support you as you teach middle schools science topics. MySciLife is a product of The Source for Learning, a nonprofit educational company with a forty year history of service to educators.
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The National Science Foundation and the National Nanotechnology Initiative are sending up the signal and asking for your help!
We're calling all middle and high school students to gear up and compete in this year's Generation Nano: Superheroes Inspired by Science challenge!
This year's competition has been expanded to include all fields of science and engineering.
Students create a written entry and either a comic or a 90-second video that illustrates their science-powered superhero in action.
Winners will receive cash prizes and the opportunity to showcase their creation at the 2018 USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C.
Deadline: January 8, 2018
The Zooniverse is the world’s largest and most popular platform for people-powered research. This research is made possible by volunteers—hundreds of thousands of people around the world who come together to assist professional researchers. The goal is to enable research that would not be possible, or practical, otherwise. Zooniverse research results in new discoveries, datasets useful to the wider research community, and many publications.
Taking the science fair out of the auditorium and into cyberspace.
eCYBERMISSION is a web-based Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics competition for 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th grade teams. Teams propose a solution to a real problem in their community and compete for State, Regional and National Awards.
2017 Theme: How Science Knowledge Shapes Our Changing World
The Breakthrough Junior Challenge is an annual global competition for students to inspire creative thinking about science. Students ages 13 to 18 from countries across the globe are invited to create and submit original videos (3 minutes in length maximum) that bring to life a concept or theory in the life sciences, physics or mathematics. The submissions are judged on the student’s ability to communicate complex scientific ideas in engaging, illuminating, and imaginative ways. The Challenge is organized by the Breakthrough Prize Foundation.
View previous winning videos on the website.
Deadline: October 1, 2017
The ExploraVision competition for K-12 students engages the next generation in real world problem solving with a strong emphasis on STEM. ExploraVision challenges students envision and communicate new technology 20 years in the future through collaborative brainstorming and research of current science and technology.
ExploraVision is a science competition that goes beyond the typical student science competition and into what it takes to bring ideas to reality. A teacher will sponsor and lead his/her students as they work in groups of 2 – 4 to simulate real research and development. A teacher will guide his or her students as they pick a current technology, research it, envision what it might look like in 20 years, and describe the development steps, pros & cons, and obstacles. Past winners have envisioned technologies ranging from a hand-held food allergen detector to a new device to help people who have lost limbs regain movement in real time.
Learn more at: https://www.exploravision.org/
The STEM Project Annual Competition is an online competition for middle school girls attending schools in PA, NJ, and DE. Middle school girls currently in grades 5-8 (including rising 9th graders) can use their skills in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to build something useful or conduct scientific research to solve a real-world problem. They can either use scientific methods to perform a hypothesis driven research to answer a question or can follow the principles of engineering design to build something. They need to register online by submitting the electronic application form and also email a written project report (less than 20 pages) along with a short video (less than 2 minutes long) to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The details of the competition guidelines can be found at this link:
The details about how to submit the completed project application can be found here:
The deadline to submit the completed project is 9/17/2017.
The Regeneron Science Talent Search (Regeneron STS), a program of Society for Science & the Public (the Society) is the nation’s most prestigious science research competition for high school seniors. Since 1942, first in partnership with Westinghouse, then with Intel 1998-2016, and now with Regeneron, the Society has provided a national stage for the country's best and brightest young scientists to present original research to nationally recognized professional scientists.
The application for the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2018 will open August 1, 2017.
To be notified about Regeneron Science Talent Search program updates, including the release of the official rules, the launch of the 2018 application, and more, visit: https://societyforscience.tfaforms.net/64
Learn more: https://student.societyforscience.org/regeneron-sts