Monthly Archives: March 2015

President Obama Welcomes Students to White House for 5th Annual Science Fair

Today, in what President Barack Obama called one of the “most fun” events of the year, dozens of students from around the country showcased their experiments and inventions at the fifth annual White House science fair. The student presenters, many of whom had won previous science competitions, demonstrated designs for earthquake-proof houses, bracelets that measure blood-alcohol content, and convertible wheelchair arms.

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Army Educational Outreach Program Participants Attend 2015 White House Science Fair

The U.S. Army has announced that two National winning teams and a National finalist team from one of its science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) initiatives within the Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP) portfolio— eCYBERMISSION—have been invited to the 2015 White House Science Fair on Monday, March 23, 2015.

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U.S. Army Announces National Winners Of eCYBERMISSION Competition; Awards Student Teams For Using STEM To Solve Real-World Problems (2014)

The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, on behalf of the Army Educational Outreach Program, is proud to announce the 2013-14 national winning teams of the 12th annual eCYBERMISSION competition.

The online collaborative learning competition, administered by the National Science Teachers Association, cultivates student interest in science, technology, engineering and math by encouraging sixth through ninth-graders to develop solutions to real-world challenges in their communities.

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Student Scientists Go ‘Inside the NFL’

The excitement of the eCYBERMISSION STEM competition has died down and the student scientist teams have all gone back home, but some teams are still getting a lot of attention.

The Falcons of Skyview Middle School in Leominster, Mass., won the sixth-grade competition with a project that explored helmets and concussions.

The project has garnered media coverage from Boston-area television stations and will be featured late September or early October on Showtime’s “Inside the NFL,” a sports program on the Showtime network.

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Students Race to the Future in Junior Solar Sprint Competition

solar-sprintOn May 19, more than 50 students and teachers from local middle schools visited Picatinny Arsenal to participate in a Junior Solar Sprint competition, where students race solar electric “hobby-kit” cars to determine who has the fastest car. At left is Col. James Ross, military deputy director for the Enterprise and System Integration Center.

The Junior Solar Sprint competition challenges students to use scientific knowledge, creative thinking, experimentation and teamwork to design, build and race high-performance solar electric vehicles. The program allows students to develop teamwork and problem-solving abilities, investigate environmental issues, and gain hands-on engineering skills through the real-world applications.

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Promotes STEM-related eCYBERMISSION

army-support-stemMore than a dozen USACE professionals from the Pacific Ocean Division responded to a call for volunteers to be virtual judges February to March for the 2012/2013 eCYBERMISSION competition.

The U.S. Army’s eCYBERMISSION program is a free, web-based science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) competition for students in grades six through nine attending any U.S. or Department of Defense Educational Activity school. The program is designed to inspire young people to pursue careers in STEM fields and develop skills that are going to be required in order for today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders.

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