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.
America’s got STEM talent! Biofuels and computer algorithms that help robots avoid obstacles were among the research projects that netted 10 high school seniors top honors in the 2013 Intel Science Talent Search. Meet the top three champions!
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.
Deadline for Team Abstracts: Nov. 29, 2011
Registration Fee: None
This annual Spirit of Innovation Challenge from the Conrad Foundation invites high school student teams to use STEM skills to develop the products of tomorrow. Along the way, coaches, world-renowned scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs act as mentors to help turn their ideas into a reality. This year, participants will develop a product idea centered around one of three product categories: Aerospace Exploration, Clean Energy, or Health and Nutrition.
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.