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“Science In Fiction” Video Contest

Kavli science video contest Do you love the idea of time travel, cyborgs or other far-fetched technology from fantasy literature and the movies? Today’s scientists and engineers are discovering ways to make these ideas become reality – and you can, too. Check out the Kavli “Science in Fiction” video contest. Entry period runs until March 21, 2014.

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Monster Mash Pumpkin Smash

What do Jack-O-Lanterns have to do with engineering? Plenty, if you’re among the scores who participate in the pumpkin drops and launch contests that many engineering schools host around Halloween! There’s even an annual World Championship Punkin Chunkin’ contest in Delaware that attracts kids and adults alike.

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Design Squad Nation Build Big Contest

Do you like to build big catapults? If so, you should definitely enter this contest!

Design Squad Nation wants you to BUILD BIG. Choose an activity from the DSN Web site, form a team, and build your own super-big version. Then take a video of your working design and upload it to YouTube.

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Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams at Lemelson-MIT Program

MITLLemelson-MIT InvenTeams are teams of high school students, teachers, and mentors that receive grants up to $10,000 each to invent technological solutions to real-world problems. The InvenTeam initiative, created by the Lemelson-MIT Program, is designed to excite high school students about invention, empower students through problem solving, and encourage an inventive culture in schools and communities.

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Google Wants Your Science Project

Did you make a really cool science project this year? If not, would you like to? Google certainly hopes so.

This year Google, in partnership with Lego, CERN, National Geographic and Scientific American, is hosting their first global online science fair.

When: Entries are due by 1:59:59 PM EST on Thursday, 7 April, 2011. Register online here.

Who: Registration is open to anyone worldwide aged 13-18.

What: The Grand Prize winner (or winning team) will receive an incredible 10-day trip to the Galapagos Islands, along with $50,000 to be used towards the winners’ education. They will also have their choice of internship opportunities with each sponsoring company.

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