The National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) is an academic competition and program that addresses a national gap in environmental and earth sciences in public education by introducing high school students to and engaging them in ocean science, preparing them for ocean science-related and other STEM careers, and helping them become knowledgeable citizens and environmental stewards.
Aspirations in Computing is a talent development pipeline initiative of the National Center for Women & IT (NCWIT) designed to increase women’s meaningful participation in computing careers by providing encouragement, visibility, community, leadership opportunities, scholarships, and internships to high potential technically inclined young women. It is the only national level talent development program for young women in computing and information technology. By generating visibility for these young women in their local communities, the program encourages their continued interest in computing, attracts the attention and support of educational and corporate institutions, and emphasizes at a personal level the importance of women’s participation in computing and IT.
Located on the Lower East Side of NYC, NEST+m is the only K-12 public school located in Manhattan, and it educates gifted and talented students from all 5 boroughs. NEST+m is committed to nurturing and challenging all forms of giftedness, and to creating an environment that supports all forms of achievement. Our school is committed to providing not just an outstanding academic education for all our students, but to creating programs that support their growth as scholars, artists, and citizens of the world.
The NYS STEM Incentive Program provides tuition awards to students who are New York State residents attending a public or private degree-granting college or university located in New York State. Recipients must be in the top 10 percent of students of their high school graduating class, pursue an approved, two or four-year STEM degree program and agree to live in NYS and work in a STEM field in NYS for five years after graduation.
This nearly three-week-long summer program lets students experience college life, meet new friends, dive into STEM projects and use all the knowledge they’ve gained by the time they complete their junior year of high school. Students work on projects such as brewing bio-diesel or making machines from scratch.
The Conrad Challenge gives students between the ages of 13-18 the chance to become entrepreneurs and apply innovation, science and technology to solve problems with global impact. Guided by teachers and industry experts, the competition becomes a master class in collaboration, creativity, critical thinking and communication. The result – students with the 21st century skills needed to thrive in the workforce and new innovations that have the potential to change life for the better … and the individual, national and global level.
The American Physical Society represents some 48,000 physicists, and most of their work centers on scientific meetings and publications-the primary ways that physicists communicate with each other. With PhysicsCentral, the excitement and importance of physics is communicated to everyone. Visit the site every week in order to find out how physics work in the world.
The PhysicsBowl is a 40-question, multiple choice test that is based on physics concepts typically covered in a high school physics class. Winners are awarded based on region.
Kettering University offers camps and one-day workshops in both STEM and Business for students in 1st-12th grade. The camps focus on financial literacy, LEGO building, working in the medical profession, computer engineering, robotics, and more.
Queens High School for the Sciences at York College (QHSSYC) is dedicated to providing a rigorous college preparatory curricula emphasizing the sciences and mathematics, in collaboration with York College/CUNY. The philosophy of the school recognizes that students are often more successful in college and careers when nurtured in a small learning community based on high academic expectations.
The Regeneron Science Talent Search (Regeneron STS) is the nation’s most prestigious science research competition for high school seniors, providing an important forum for original research that is recognized and reviewed by a national jury of professional scientists.
A Rube Goldberg Machine Contest (RGMC) is an event where students of all ages compete with the machines they have imagined, designed and created in a fun and competitive forum. The competitions encourage teamwork and out-of-the-box problem solving, in a fresh learning environment and level playing field. Remember, to compete in a RGMC all you need is a good imagination and a pile of junk!
Saturday Academy offers enrichment classes and workshops throughout Oregon after school, on breaks, and on Saturdays. These courses, open to 4th-12th grade students, are challenging, engaging, hands-on and focused on STEM subjects.
Science Olympiad competitions are like academic track meets, consisting of a series of 23 team events in each division (Division B is middle school; Division C is high school). Each year, a portion of the events are rotated to reflect the ever-changing nature of genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering and technology. By combining events from all disciplines, Science Olympiad encourages a wide cross-section of students to get involved. Emphasis is placed on active, hands-on group participation. Though Science Olympiad, students, teachers, parents, principals and business leaders come together and work towards a shared goal.
The Science Without Borders® Challenge is an international art contest that engages students to promote the need to preserve, protect, and restore the world’s oceans and aquatic resources.
The Science Without Borders® Challenge was created to get students and teachers interested in ocean conservation through various forms of art. This annual contest inspires students to be creative while learning about important ocean conservation issues. The Science Without Borders® Challenge is open to primary and secondary school students 11-19 years old, with scholarships of up to $500 awarded to the winning entries.
The Scobee Scholarship was created in honor of Dick Scobee, the Commander of the Challenger Space Shuttle, and is awarded annually by the Florida Association for the Gifted, Inc. (FLAG). Two $1,000.00 scholarships will be awarded to an eligible male and female gifted student interested in pursuing studies in the areas of math/science/technology.
During the 18 day sessions at Seacamp, each camper will choose which classes to enroll in based on their interests. One week sessions have a predetermined schedule that incorporates each of the core topics. Seacamp is located just 30 miles from Key West in the beautiful Florida Keys.
The SeaPerch Program provides students with the opportunity to learn about robotics, engineering, science, and mathematics (STEM) while building an underwater ROV as part of a science and engineering technology curriculum. Throughout the project, students will learn engineering concepts, problem solving, teamwork, and technical applications.
The Simons Summer Research Program at Stony Brook University gives academically talented, motivated high school students the opportunity to engage in hands-on research in science, math, or engineering at Stony Brook University. Simons Fellows work with distinguished faculty mentors, learn laboratory techniques and tools, become part of active research teams, and experience life at a research university.
Every summer, Smith College offers unique opportunities for high school girls who wish to pursue academic interests outside of the classroom. Their programs include Field Studies for Sustainable Futures, Hidden Lives: Discovering Women’s History, Summer Science and Engineering Program, Young Women’s Writing Workshop, as well as a college admission workshop. Students get to experience life on a college campus and meet motivated college-bound young women.
The Solar Car Challenge is the top project-based STEM Initiative helping motivate students in Science, Engineering, and Alternative Energy. The end product of each 15-month education cycle is the Solar Car Challenge: a closed-track event at the world famous Texas Motor Speedway, or a cross country event designed to give students an opportunity to show the country the product of their efforts.
Space Camp is a one-of-a-kind experience at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, the Official Visitor Center for NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. Each year, trainees of all ages travel from across the United States and 150 countries to participate in their programs. Trainees learn space and flight history, work together as teams, experience simulators, complete simulated space missions, and learn what it really means to be an astronaut.
In this 4-week program, CU Boulder faculty and graduate students act as mentors to highly motivated high school students interested in gaining real world laboratory experience. Each mentor works with 2 students, based on research interest.
STEM World offers eight exciting and educational STEM programs. All of the after-school classes, weekend workshops, and holiday/summer camps are filled with practical, hands-on activities, carefully chosen to be fun, relevant and engaging! Through a supportive learning environment, students are encouraged to try things out for themselves and learn from their mistakes, developing confidence, independence, and critical thinking skills. They also exercise their creativity and develop teamwork skills with activities and challenges designed to excite and inspire!