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Manufacture Your Future Teacher Challenge

Discovery Arconic Manufacturing Your FutureFrom 3-D printing to robotics and artificial intelligence, technology is radically altering traditional manufacturing. How would you bring these exciting career paths to life in your classroom? Make a pitch in the Manufacture Your Future Teacher Challenge for a chance to win $5,000 to put your proposal into action! Deadline: October 19. 2018.

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EngineerGirl Essay Winners 2018

EngineerGirl infrastructureSelf-healing roads and Tick Tock, a Lyme disease-protection wristwatch that not only alerts wearers to the presence of ticks but sprays bug repellent are among the winners of the National Academy of Engineering’s 2018 EngineerGirl essay competition.

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Generation Nano Superhero Winners

Generation Nano 2018 superheroWhat does a solar-powered, high-flying hero named Heliora have in common with a peppy polymer that transforms into a cell-size, chain-welding warrior to battle an antibiotic-resistant superbug? Both won the 2018 Generation Nano challenge!

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Siemens Possibility Grant for STEM Teachers

Smithsonian STEM fair mosaicHow would you fab your lab if your school received $10,000? The Siemens Possibility Grant Sweepstakes offers one lucky school a chance to buy equipment and technology for STEM students. Enter by April 27, 2018.

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Exploravision Contest 2018

Back to the Future carTeams of K-12 students can win up to $10,000 in U.S. Savings Bonds in this real-world research simulation sponsored by Toshiba and the National Science Teachers Association. Projects are due February 8, 2018.

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Unring A Bell? Acoustic Engineers Can!

GE unringing Burmese temple bellWho says you can’t un-ring a bell? As a team of acoustical engineers and a biomedical engineering student demonstrate, “destructive interference” can can silence even a huge temple bell – leaving a sleeping baby undisturbed.

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Generation Nano Superhero Challenge

NSF Generation Nano graphicSpider-Man’s creator, Stan Lee, finds inspiration in STEM. And he hopes students in grades 6 to 12 will, too, by dreaming up comics or short videos in the National Science Foundation’s Generation Nano: Superheroes Inspired by Science competition. Top entries can win up to $1,500 in scholarships, with $500 stipends for teachers. Enter by January 8, 2018.

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Wearable Device Challenge

hand with wearable tech graphicMiddle and high school students follow the engineering design process to create wearable devices to monitor the health of humans, animals, or both in this competition sponsored by North Carolina State University’s Nanosystems Engineering Research Center for Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST). The program includes teacher training and lesson plans to help implement the design challenge. Register teams by Feb. 15, 2018.,/b>

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EngineerGirl Essay Contest 2018

EngineerGirl 2018 essay contest logo“Engineering for your Community” is the theme of the National Academy of Engineering’s 2018 EngineerGirl! Essay Contest. Girls and boys in grades 3 to 12 can win up to $500 for writing pleas to persuade local or national officials to improve such infrastructure such as roads, trash collection, and the 9-1-1 emergency response system.

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