6 STEM Competitions to Make this Summer Count πŸ”¬

6 STEM Competitions to Make this Summer Count πŸ”¬

​​​Summer is a time for relaxation, vacation, and...concentration? The summer months speed by but a good way to make sure you're using that precious time effectively is by setting a goal and working towards it. So, check out these STEM competitions, grab a glass of lemonade, and make this summer count!

Regeneron Science Talent Search

Every year, the Society for Science & the Public hosts the Science Talent Search. This annual science and math competition for high school seniors gives students the opportunity to present their research and findings in front of nationally recognized leaders in the scientific community. The application for the 2018 competition opened earlier this month and will close on November 15th, 2018 at 8 p.m.

Broadcom MASTERS

The Society for Science & the Public also holds the Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering Rising Stars), where middle school students can compete in science and engineering. Applicants are asked to submit an online application detailing their research projects, the best of which will be selected for presentation. From there, students will compete in various STEM challenges to illustrate their passion for science and creative thinking. The first place winner will take home $25,000 as well as win prizes for their teachers and school.

VEX Robotics In the Zone Preseason Competition

The Computer Science Student Network, in an effort to inspire STEM students to pursue further education in their chosen field, hosts various themed competitions every year. This year, the VEX In the Zone Preseason Competition challenges competitors in the field of robotics with their Virtual World Simulation. The best part about this endeavor? It's a game, played on a virtual 12'x12' square field!

All submissions are due by February 5th, 2018. Winners will be announced on February 19th, 2018.

VEX IQ Ringmaster RVW Preseason Competition

Another of the Computer Science Student Network's challenges is the VEX Robotics IQ Ringmaster RVW Preseason Competition. Similarly to its sister challenge, the Ringmaster asks students to score as many points as possible with their robot on a 4'x8' field.

All submissions are due by February 5th, 2018. Winners will be announced on February 19th, 2018. 

Mini Urban Challenge

In this virtual reality-style game, competitors are asked to guide their online robot through traffic and abide by various rules and conditions.

By far the longest-running of the Computer Science Student Network's competitions, submissions for this challenge have been accepted since October 2015, and will be until May 31st, 2018. Winners will be announced on June 30th, 2018.

Exploravision

Exploravision is a science competition for students in grades K-12 where competitors must envision a current technology twenty years in the future. Groups of 2-4 must implement real world problem-solving skills to predict obstacles and solutions in the development of this technology.

Groups will be judged based on age and skill level, as all are encouraged to apply.

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