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Imagine Tomorrow! Contest

WSU Imagine Tomorrow! teamRegister by April 1, 2016 for Washington State University’s problem-solving competition that puts high school teams through a dozen different challenges, with up to $100,000 in cash prizes.

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Dupont STEM Essay Contest 2015

DuPont Challenge 2015 logoThe DuPont Challenge is one of the country’s oldest and most prestigious essay competitions for students 13 and older in grades 6-12. It focuses on scientific and technological developments that create solutions to such pressing global challenges as food, energy, and protecting the environment.
New deadline is February 9, 2015.

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Engineering 4 U Video Contest

NAE E4U logoSubmit a short video about how achieving one or more of the National Academy of Engineering’s “Grand Challenges” would lead to a more sustainable, healthy, secure, and/or joyous world and win up to $25,000. Submissions due by March 2, 2015.

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2014 TEAMS Contest to Improve Cities

TEAMS competition logo“Engineering Tomorrow’s Cities,” the theme of the Technology Students Association’s 2014 National Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science (TEAMS) Competition, asks middle and high school students to address such urgent societal needs as fresh water supplies and green space. The daylong competition will be held at the TSA annual conference in Washington, D.C., June 27 to July 1.

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Feature: Bill Gates Wants to Reinvent Toilets

africaEngineering researchers who toil in the field of sanitation, especially sanitation for the world’s poorest citizens, used to find that their field carried about as much cachet as a fly-ridden latrine. Not anymore. In July, 2011, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced eight grants totaling $3 million for university engineering projects to “Reinvent the Toilet.”

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Activity: Solving Real Challenges with Engineering

CardIn a multipart activity, students in grades 5-9 discover different engineering disciplines and brainstorm how different engineering skills can be applied to local or world problems. This eGFI original class activity is based on the winning submission to eGFI’s innovative teaching idea contest.

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K-12 Educators Enlisted for ‘Grand Challenges’

The National Academy of Engineering has launched its Grand Challenges K-12 Partners Program, where colleges of engineering across the U.S. can join a regional partners program. The colleges would provide primary and secondary schools with engineering materials and curricula appropriate for various grade levels, offer professional training to teachers, and host regional STEM conferences.

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Competition: Student Contributions to NAE Challenges

The National Academy of Engineering is soliciting nominations of students who have made a contribution to one of the 14 NAE Grand Challenge problem areas: Sustainability, Health, Vulnerability, Joy of Living. The winning stories will be featured at a summit on April 21, 2010 at Wellesley College, bringing together educators, students and leaders from business and government to explore new ways to educate the next generation of Grand Challenge leaders and to celebrate the efforts of young people working to solve grand challenge problems. Deadline for nomination: March 1, 2010. For students age 13 and up.

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