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Summit: Adventures of the Mind

Adventures of the MindAdventures of the Mind, a mentoring summit, brings together 150 of the nation’s top students and 50 accomplished mentors, who will share their life stories with the Junior Achievers. They will learn first-hand that excellence is not only possible, but the path to it lies right in front of them. The 2011 summit is at the University of Montana, Missoula, June 22-26, 2011.

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Contest: ThinkQuest International Competition

ThinkQuestThe 2011 ThinkQuest International Competition challenges students to apply their critical thinking, communication, and technology skills to a real-world problem. Teams research, develop, and test their solution before presenting it to a global audience. Students and their coaches put their ideas and skills to the test in one of three events.

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Obama Honors Intel Science Fair Winner

Amy ChyaoA science fair entry can open doors. Just ask Amy Chyao of Richardson, Tex. Her development of a photosensitizer for cancer treatment won her a first place award at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, an introduction to President Obama, and interest from researchers.

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Awards: Naval Science Program

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NSAP is a U.S. Navy and Marine Corps program that recognizes the accomplishments of students at eligible regional and state science and engineering fairs and the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in producing and presenting quality science and engineering projects. Teachers can visit the NSAP Website to gain informaton; register an eligible science fair; or sign up to volunteer as a NSAP judge or presenter.

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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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