ZILLAH ROBOT CHALLENGE
Each team is loaned a Boe-Bot Robot Kit (manufactured by Parallax, Inc.) from the Zillah High School Science Boosters at NO COST.
The teams have approximately 6 weeks for students to learn how to assemble, program, test and modify their robots before the competition. Each year there are two competitions; one held in December and one in March.
VERIZON INNOVATIVE APP CHALLENGE
The Verizon Innovative App Challenge is an exciting, creative and collaborative competition that offers $20,000 grants for winning middle schools and high schools and Samsung Galaxy Tabs for students on the winning teams. Designed to ignite students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), the Challenge shows students exciting new possibilities for their futures, opening doors they may never have known were there.
Opens August - Due end of November
CONGRESSIONAL APP CHALLENGE | Our District |
Once you’re all signed up, you can move ahead with creating your app! The specific details about what type of apps you can create can be found on your district’s Challenge.gov page. If you want some help getting started, you can check out our resources page, here.
Due end of January
REAL WORLD DESIGN COMPETITION | 2015-2016 |
The Real World Design Challenge (RWDC) is an annual competition that provides high school students, grades 9-12, the opportunity to work on real world engineering challenges in a team environment. Each year, student teams will be asked to address a challenge that confronts our nation's leading industries. Students will utilize professional engineering software to develop their solutions and will also generate presentations that convincingly demonstrate the value of their solutions. The RWDC provides students with opportunities to apply the lessons of the classroom to the technical problems that are being faced in the workplace.
Due end of April
DOODLE 4 GOOGLE COMPETITION
From cave paintings to selfies, artists have always found creative ways of expressing themselves. Now, with the Google homepage as their canvas, we’re asking students to do the same. Young artists can doodle with any materials to show what makes them unique, and the winner’s artwork will be featured on our homepage for a day.
Due beginning of February
THINGIVERSE 3D PRINTING CHALLENGES
3D printable designs in science, technology, engineering, art, and math
LSU CODE IT UP CHALLENGE
The College is bringing the classic playground game “Capture the Flag” to students’ computers—or, more specifically, their command lines—with the Code It Up Challenge. The multi-level hacking competition challenges high school students to use their coding skills to capture encrypted flags in each phase of the game. The top three eligible winners of the challenge will win more than bragging rights: they’ll receive a scholarship to study computer science at LSU.
JAMES DYSON FOUNDATION Engineering Challenge
Design something that solves a problem. The brief is broad. We’re looking for designers who think differently to create products that work better. Engineers who follow an iterative design process. Rough and ready prototypes. Products that have a significant and practical purpose, are commercially viable, and are designed with sustainability in mind.
WA STATE YOUTH APP CHALLENGE
The 2015 Youth Apps Challenge provided middle and high school students in Washington with the opportunity to design and build apps that solve real-world problems. Teams of up to five students were eligible to participate, and apps were judged by a team of software developers from the Ada Developers Academy. Prizes included tablets, t-shirts, and visits to local technology companies.
Usually due beginning to end of April
Submissions were accepted online between May 1st and May 16th. More than 300 students from schools across the state submitted a total of 75 apps to the contest. Finalists were invited to participate in the Youth Apps Challenge awards ceremony and showcase in eastern Washington, hosted by WSU Tri Cities, or in western Washington, hosted by University of Washington Computer Science & Engineering.
SAMSUNG - SOLVE FOR TOMORROW
The Contest -- To excite students about the possibilities of STEM education, Samsung started the Solve for Tomorrow education contest, giving schools across the U.S. the opportunity to raise interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) subjects among students by awarding their schools with a share of over $2 million* in technology products.
Applications Currently Closed
STRATASYS XTREME REDESIGN
Students worldwide: This season’s Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge will open on September 2 for entries. Read the contest rules to get started. Since the contest’s inception 12 years ago, Stratasys has awarded more than $130,000 in scholarships to innovative students and their instructors.
Our vision for this year’s challenge is “make a difference.” Strive to make a positive impact by redesigning a product for greater accessibility, eco-friendliness or human empowerment. Share your design and explain how it can make a difference for individuals, communities or the environment.
Due early February
Pre-university students ages 13 to 17 are invited to take part in Google Code-in, our contest introducing young minds to the world of open source. With a wide variety of bite-sized tasks, it’s easy for beginners to jump in and get started no matter what skills you have. Mentors from our participating organizations are available to lend a helping hand as you learn what it’s like to work on an open source project.
**Grand Prizes: a 4-day trip to California and visit to Google HQ
Due end of January
MICROSOFT IMAGINE CUP
Global Competition - Dream it. Build it. Live it.
The next big thing could come from you. Facebook and Twitter started as student projects. Your ideas could be next. The Imagine Cup is here to help you take the first steps. It's a global contest for the most original student applications, and the winning team will take home up to $100,000 (US).
NAWIC CAD DESIGN/DRAFTING COMPETITION
The CAD/Design/Drafting Competition is a contest designed for Senior High School students. The contest provides recognition to students for creative design, successful problem solving and craftsmanship in preparing architectural drawings.
Entries are evaluated for detail, accuracy and originality of work. Objectives of the contest are to introduce the student to the construction industry in a positive and challenging manner, while fostering a sense of self-worth and building confidence.
CYBER SECURITY AWARENESS WEEK/COMPETITION
Cyber Security Awareness Week is the largest student-run cyber security event in the nation, featuring six competitions, keynote presentations, workshops, and an industry fair. (Early November)