Competitions, scholarships, and programs are listed in the monthly order of the programs or when registrations or applications are due. Some programs occur annually, some do not; please check the specific links and contact the sources for more details. Some listings are for individuals, some are for teams, whole classes, or schools; see links for details.
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The DuPont Challenge© Science Essay Competition gives students an opportunity to put their thoughts on paper—not only expressing themselves, but also sharing their ideas with others. The only limits—besides the contest’s 1,000-word limit and other important rules—are ths students' own enthusiasm, research, and interest in studying and presenting a fascinating aspect of science or technology.
Qualifying rounds for the West Virginia Statewide West Point Bridge Design Contest begin in January. The National Semi-Finals are in March, and National Finals are in May; more information is available at http://bridgecontest.usma.edu/.
ExploraVision is a science competition that encourages K – 12 students to work in groups to simulate real research and development teams.
Bayer/NSF Award for Community Innovation (Christopher Columbus) is a competition for teams of middle school students (sixth, seventh, and eighth graders) to find creative solutions to problems in their communities.
The West Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair is generally held in March 26th at Fairmont State University.
Enter it in RIT’s National Science Fair (NSF) for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students and win a cash award, a plaque and other prizes.
The WV West Point Bridge Design Competition is an exhilarating way for students to apply their math and science skills, learn about the engineering design Process, to be introduced to new technology, develop communication skills and have fun all at the same time! See also International Bridge Contest Information.
Students and teahcers from public or private high schools in West Virginia, as well as home schooled students, can participate in the West Virgina Science and Humanities Symposium, JSHS. Students with research or engineering projects can advance to present their work and compete for regional scholarships, and for the top two presenters, national scholarships.
WV Sustainable Schools is a recognition program for schools that exemplify a commitment to sustainable practices in the facilities as well as integrate those practices into the curriculum and community. All public and private schools in West Virginia will be invited to apply for this state and national recognition. The WV Sustainable Schools makes nominatiosn to U.S. Department of Education for Green Ribbon Schools.
The mission of the WV Envirothon is to help young people develop the skills, knowledge, and desires necessary to achieve and maintain a balance between the quality of life and the quality of the environment.
The Academy Introduction Mission (AIM) is a challenging summer program for high school juniors interested in serving their country and exploring technical degree programs. For six action-packed days in July, students will be immersed in Coast Guard tradition and Academy life in the classroom, engineering lab, playing fields, and on the water. Students compete in a water based robotics project as they interact and learn from cadets, faculty and Coast Guard professionals. Applications are now open to high school juniors at www.uscga.edu/AIM; apply prior to April 15.
The Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge is the premier national science competition for students in grades 5 through 8.
Google Science Fair Experiments- Google is looking for the brightest, best young scientists from around the world to submit interesting, creative projects that are relevant to the world today.
Introducing Students to the World of Invention- The InvenTeam initiative, created by the Lemelson-MIT Program, offers an unparalleled opportunity for high school students to cultivate their creativity and experience invention.
BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology) is a non-profit, volunteer organization whose mission is to inspire students to pursue careers in engineering, science, and technology through participation in a sports-like, science- and engineering-based robotics competition.
The Science in the Arts competition as part of Arts Alive! It was created by the WVDE to encourage high school students to consider, research, and present information about relationships between the two seemingly different subjects. Information about the competition is posted on the Arts Alive! web page.
The USA Mathematical Talent Search (USAMTS) is a free mathematics competition open to all United States middle and high school students.
High School students get the chance to develop a commercial product to help solve a real challenge facing our world today. They may take their innovative science and technology idea to all-new heights a the Spirit of Innovation Challenge.
Visit the links below and contact the organizations to determine the dates for registrations and competitions in your area.
Destination ImagiNation is an international creative problem solving competition program for kids in elementary, middle and high school divisions.
The mission of the FIRST LEGO League and the First Robotics Competitions is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.
FIRST Tech Challenge: This year’s challenge is called “Ring It Up” and if you sign up for this exciting robotics competition that is exactly what your students will be doing. Based on a sports model, teams of up to 10 students are responsible for designing, building and programming a robots to compete as alliances against other teams.
Junior Engineering Technical Society, JETS, is a national, non-profit education organization dedicated to promoting engineering and helping students discover their potential for the profession.
The Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center coordinates an international student underwater robotics (remotely operated vehicle ot ROV) competitions and network of 20 regional ROV contests that take place across U.S. and in Canada, Hong Kong, Scotland, and Japan. Student teams from upper elementary, middle schools, high schools, home schools, community colleges, universities, and community organizations, such as Boys and Girls Clubs and 4-H, participate.
National Robotics Challenge is open to students in Middle Schools, High Schools, Vocational Schools, Community Colleges and Universities from the United States.
National Science Bowl® is a highly visible educational event and academic competition among teams of high school students who attend science seminars and compete in a verbal forum to solve technical problems and answer questions in all branches of science and math.
Real World Design Aviation Challenge: The fastest growing high school STEM competition in the country keeps getting better! One reason RWDC is so popular is that it is totally 100% FREE! Thousands of dollars in FREE engineering software, FREE trainings, FREE mentoring, a FREE state tournament, plus there is a guarantee that one of our WV teams will receive an all-expenses paid trip to the nation’s capitol to compete against students from most US States and many territories. Visit http://RealWorldDesignChallenge.org and click on “Sign Up”
Science Olympiad's ever-changing event lineup provides a variety of career choices and exposure to practicing scientists and mentors.