STEM Competitions are designed to expose students to scientific research methods and engineering principles in an interactive, hands-on way, and enables them to compete for recognition, scholarships and awards.

 

Junior Solar Sprint (JSS) Check Eligibility

Grades: 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade
States: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia

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For fifth to eighth grade students, Junior Solar Sprint (JSS) is a competition to create the fastest, most interesting, and best crafted solar-vehicle possible. Students will design, build and race solar powered cars using engineering skills and principles of science and math, develop teamwork and problem solving abilities, investigate environmental issues, and gain hands-on STEM skills. LEARN MORE

 

eCYBERMISSION Check Eligibility

Grades: 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade

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For sixth to ninth grade students, eCYBERMISSION is a web-based STEM competition that enables all students to recognize real-life applications of STEM. Teams of three or four students are instructed to ask questions (for science) or define problems (for engineering), and then construct explanations (for science) or design solutions (for engineering) based on identified problems in their community. LEARN MORE

 

Junior Science and Humanities Symposia (JSHS) Check Eligibility

Grades: 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade
States: D.C., Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

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For high school students, the Junior Science and Humanities Symposia (JSHS) is an opportunity to compete for scholarships and recognition by present­ing the results of their STEM projects before a panel of judges and an audience of their peers. Students also get access to hands-on workshops, panel discussions, career exploration, research lab visits and networking. LEARN MORE