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Google’s Global Science Fair

Cartoon kids doing science Past winners have improved breast-cancer detection and reduced the health risks from grilling chicken. This year’s Google Science Fair grand prize includes a 10-day trip to the Galapagos Islands and $50,000 in scholarships. The deadline for submitting projects is May 13, 2014.

Deadline for submissions is May 13, 2014

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STEMtheGAP Teacher Challenge

students in science labDo you have a great idea for boosting STEM education? Dow’s STEMtheGap competition, open to all K-12 teachers nationwide, will reward the best 100 ideas with a $1,000 grant.

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Novel Wind Turbines

rooftop wind turbineOne day, we may be lugging our own personal wind turbines. International design company frog has unsheathed an umbrella-size, portable wind turbine called Revolver that can generate enough juice from a faint breeze to power a laptop, small light, or radio, or recharge a cellphone or other small electronic gadget.

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Summer College Program for 10th Graders

TSA logoTen colleges have teamed up with the Technology Students Association and U.S. Army to offer summer STEM programs for rising 10th graders from underrepresented groups in science, engineering, and math.

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USA Science & Engineering Festival 2014

USA Science & Engineering Festival logoCelebrate STEM – from Xtreme sports engineering to space exploration – at the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. Billed as the nation’s largest STEM education expo, the free, two-day event starts on April 26 and features hands-on activities, demonstrations, book discussions, and lectures by such luminaries as the alternative rock band, They Might Be Giants.

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Camp SOAR @ Texas A&M

Camp SOARCamp SOAR is a five-day summer camp at Texas A&M University for rising high school juniors and seniors interested in aerospace engineering. The 2014 session runs from July 20-25.

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Put the E in STEM at ASEE’s K-12 Workshop

ASEE K-12 workshop logoLearn how to incorporate engineering into classroom lessons and at home in ASEE’s day-long workshop for educators and parents on April 26 at the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C.

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Engineering Everywhere

kids building straw structure in AustinDeveloped by the Museum of Science, Boston, Engineering Everywhere is a free engineering curriculum full of hands-on design activities for middle-school-aged youth in after-school and camp programs.

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PBS Tools for Next Gen Science Instruction

PBS Design Squad Nate Ball ascendsTo help teachers implement the engineering design components in the Next Generation Science Standards, public broadcaster WGBH and Engineering is Elementary have created a free, online media library drawn from Design Squad, NOVA ScienceNow, and other PBS series.

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