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Science/Math Competitons

Georgia Science and Engineering Fair
The Georgia Science and Engineering Fair (GSEF) is one of a number of learning experiences that help young people meet the challenges of the future. It provides a stage from which the junior high and high school students of Georgia can demonstrate their serious contributions to the advancement of society and our way of life.
http://www.georgiacenter.uga.edu/ppd/courses/academic-special-programs/georgia-science-and-engineering-fair

Math Olympiad Competitions
To stimulate enthusiasm and a love for mathematics, to introduce important mathematical concepts, and teach major strategies for problem solving.
http://www.moems.org/

Georgia Science Olympiad
Science Olympiad is a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of K-12 science education, increasing male, female and minority interest in science, creating a technologically-literate workforce and providing recognition for outstanding achievement by both students and teachers.  These goals are achieved by participating in Science Olympiad tournaments and non-competitive events, incorporating Science Olympiad into classroom curriculum and attending teacher training institutes.
http://www.aug.edu/gaso/6-12.html

Science Olympiad Competitions
Science Olympiad is a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of K-12 science education, increasing male, female and minority interest in science, creating a technologically-literate workforce and providing recognition for outstanding achievement by both students and teachers.
http://soinc.org/

NSTA Scholarship Competitions
NSTA and our sponsors reward teachers and students with over $1 million in cash and prizes each year. This page outlines opportunities to receive personal and school recognition.
http://www.nsta.org/awardscomp

National Science Decathlon
National Science Decathlon is an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of teachers, parents and community volunteers dedicated to promoting science education by organizing competitive, hands-on, science-based tournaments throughout the United States.
http://www.sciencedecathlon.com/

USA Mathematical Talent Search
The USAMTS is a free mathematics competition open to any US middle or high school student.
http://www.usamts.org/

MATHCOUNTS
A national math coaching and competition program that promotes middle school mathematics achievement through grass roots involvement in every US state and territory.
http://mathcounts.org/

National Science Bowl
The 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.
http://www.scied.science.doe.gov/nsb/default.htm

Robotics

VEX Robotics Competitions
VEX Events: Local VEX Robotics competitions are being held in many different cities, states and countries. Teams can register for the VEX Robotics Competition to get their official VEX Team Identification Number and Team
http://www.vexrobotics.com/competition/vex-robotics-competition

Welcome Kit at RobotEvents.com.
http://robotevents.com/

First Lego League Competitions
First Lego is a robotics program for 9 to 16 year olds (9 to 14 in the US and Canada), which is designed to get children excited about science and technology -- and teach them valuable employment and life skills. The work is comprised of programming an autonomous robot (using the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robot set) to score points on a thematic playing surface and create an innovative solution to a problem as part of their research project.
http://www.firstlegoleague.org/

BEST Robotics Competitions
The mission of this organization is to inspire students to pursue careers in engineering, science, technology, and math through participation in a sports-like science- and engineering-based robotics competition
http://www.best.eng.auburn.edu/

The Marine Advanced Technology Education Center
The Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center organizes and coordinates national and regional remotely operated vehicle (ROV or underwater robot) competitions for high school, home school, community college, and university students from across the U.S. and Canada.
http://www.marinetech.org/

Botball Educational Robotics Program
Botball is an outreach program that uses robotics technology to engage students in learning the practical applications of science, technology, engineering, and math. Any middle or high school aged student can get involved in Botball.
http://www.botball.org/

The Edventures in Robotics Challenge
Junkyard Wars, Battlebots, Robot Wars, Sumo Wrestling Robots and more! In the past few years there has been a tremendous surge of interest in mechanical challenges, invention, and robotics. For educators, this phenomenon has provided some wonderful resources for inspiring and motivating children in the areas of math, science, technology, & engineering. In direct response to this need, PCS Edventures developed a new and exciting competition called "The Edventures in Robotics Challenge" (ERC). The ERC is designed to be used at any time throughout the year to generate enthusiasm, prepare students for problem solving challenges, and create a real-world teamwork scenario for students to experience. The ERC is a challenge program designed to be more "approachable" for ALL educators: 1) it does not require any travel; 2) it is inexpensive; and 3) it allows you to utilize materials you may already own.
http://www.edventures.com/erc

The International RoboCup Competition
The International RoboCup Competition entails the construction of fully autonomous, fast moving robots, which work together as a team to compete against similar teams of robots in a robotic soccer match. The RoboCup is an excellent test bed for developing new tools and techniques for controlling autonomous systems in uncertain and dynamic environments; applications include space exploration, disaster relief, and national defense. From an educational perspective, it is also a great means for exposing students to the systems engineering approach for designing, building, managing, and maintaining complex systems.
http://www.robocup.org/

National Robotics Challenge
The National Robotics Challenge is open to students in Middle Schools, High Schools, Vocational Schools, Community Colleges and Universities from the United States. The National Robotics Challenge consists of nine different robotics contests with difficulty levels that are sure to challenge any student that wants to participate.
http://www.nationalroboticschallenge.org/

Vehicle Design

Electric Vehicle Program Competition
The Electric Vehicle (EV) Program is designed to build skills in mathematics, auto mechanics, physics and engineering for students who participate. The classroom instructor serves as a facilitator helping the students gain practical knowledge by putting what they learn in the classroom to work by building an electric vehicle that they can actually drive themselves. Students in the EV Program work as a team. Each team works on their electric vehicle throughout the school year studying theory and design, and finally building a vehicle for the statewide Electric Vehicle Rally held at the end of the school year.
http://www.ozarksecc.com/page_to_print.cfm?id=2031

Boston University Design Competition
The Design Competition involves teams of two students, both of whom must be high school freshmen, sophomores, or juniors at the time of the competition. Each team will design and build a vehicle that will, under its own power, climb a sloped ramp, knock over a flag at the top of the ramp, and sustain its position against an opposing vehicle.
http://www.bu.edu/eng/design/

Student Vehicle Competitions
Information from the U.S. Department of Energy on competitions involving vehicle technologies for students in elementary grades to university level.
http://www.ott.doe.gov/student.shtml

Green Design

The Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge
This program encourages K-12 students to develop innovative green solutions for environmental issues.
http://www.usa.siemens.com/en/about_us/corporate_responsibility/foundation.htm?stc=usccc021725

Design Squad
The DESIGN SQUAD Trash to Treasure Competition challenges kids to take everyday discarded or recycled materials and re-engineer them into functional products.
http://pbskids.org/designsquad/contest

ExploraVision
A competition administered by the National Science Teachers Association that encourages K-12 students to create technologies—including energy technologies— of the future.
http://www.toshiba.com/tai/exploravision/

National Renewable Energy Laboratory: Student Programs and Competitions
A full range of activities for elementary and secondary school students that provide tutoring, mentoring, science demonstrations, awards and recognition, and more.
http://www.nrel.gov/education/student.html

Engineering/Design Competitions

InvenTeams
Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams is a non-competitive initiative that awards grants up to $10,000 each to teams of high school students, teachers, and mentors to identify a problem and invent a solution for it.
http://www.inventeams.org/

Toychallenge
TOYchallenge is a national toy design challenge for 5th-8th graders and a chance for teams of imaginative kids to create a new toy or game.
http://www.toychallenge.com/

Internet Science and Technology Fair
From October through February of each year, student teams apply technology to real-world problems when they participate in the ISTF. As a team, students use ISTF Content Guidelines that are based on national science content standards (1996) developed by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). They work with a practicing scientist or engineer who acts as the team's on-line technical advisor. Teams publish their final research reports in a web page format that is then judged against other teams from the United States and other participating countries.
http://istf.ucf.edu/

eCYBERMISSION
eCYBERMISSION is a FREE, web-based science, math and technology competition for students in grades 6 through 9.
http://www.ecybermission.com/

TechXplore
TechXplore is an innovative mentoring program and online competition dedicated to helping middle and high school students build the science and technology skills needed for future workplace success. This is a FREE competition and gives students the opportunity to win US Savings Bonds!
http://www.techxplore.org/

Destination ImagiNation
Destination ImagiNation is a an international creative problem solving competition program for kids in elementary, middle and high school divisions.
http://www.destinationimagination.org/

TEAMS
Math and Science Applied. An academic competition challenging high school students with real world engineering issues.
http://www.jets.org/teams/index.cfm

FutureCity
Welcome to the National Engineers Week Future City Competition. The Future City Competition, now in its eighth year, asks middle school students from around the nation to create - first on computer and then in large, three-dimensional models - their visions of the city of tomorrow.
http://www.futurecity.org/

Bayer/NSF Award for Community Innovation (Christopher Columbus)
Competition for teams of middle school students (sixth, seventh, and eighth graders) to find creative solutions to problems in their communities.
http://www.christophercolumbusawards.com/

Odyssey of the Mind
A world-wide program that promotes creative team-based problem solving for kids from kindergarten through college.
http://www.odysseyofthemind.com/

Rocketry

Team America Rocketry Challenge
Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) and the National Association of Rocketry (NAR), in partnership with NASA, the Department of Defense, and the 38 AIA member companies, are proud to sponsor the 2007 Team America Rocketry Challenge, a national model rocket competition for U.S. high school and middle school students.
http://www.rocketcontest.org/

Bridge Building

West Point Bridge Design Contest
The United States Military Academy is pleased to offer the third annual West Point Bridge Design Contest. The purpose of this Internet-based competition is to provide middle school and high school students with a realistic, engaging introduction to engineering.
http://bridgecontest.usma.edu/

International Bridge Building Contest
Constructing and testing of model bridges promotes the study and application of fundamental principles physics and also helps high school students develop "hands on" skills through bridge construction.
http://www.iit.edu/~hsbridge/

Biotechnology

iGEMS
iGEM is the International Genetically Engineered Machines Competition, held each year at MIT.  The competition now includes high school students.
http://2010.igem.org/

International BioGENEius Challenge
The International BioGENEius Challenge is the premier competition for high school students that recognizes outstanding research in biotechnology. The International BioGENEius Challenge promotes excellence and enables students to continue research in biotechnology and design an original independent research project.
http://www.biotechinstitute.org/programs/biogeneius_challenge.html

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