April 30, 2014
Calling for all winning STEM competition entries! (First through Third Place)
We know STEM-related ideas have the potential to change the world. How will you make an impact? The best exhibits rely on thinking big. Dream, discover and create…and show us what you’ve got! Join us as we celebrate brilliance, recognizing the best of the best within our state and region (Science Fairs, Robotics, Invention Convention, Bridge Building and more)!
The Discovery Challenge offers the potential for some pretty significant tangible benefits. The grand-champion, honored and recognized that evening during our Night of Champions Celebration, will receive $5,000 cash, with $1,000 going to the student’s teacher. But more importantly, it is the competition’s ability to impact how students think and feel about STEM. This is an opportunity to shape your student’s path, to ignite an interest and passion that will impact what they may study in college and even the career they pursue.
After all, students who are exposed to and skilled in STEM topics will see a bright future.
- Over the past decade, growth in STEM jobs was three times faster than other jobs.
- 15 of the 20 fastest growing occupations projected for 2014 will require significant STEM preparation.
- STEM professionals have more job opportunities and earn 26 percent more than other workers.
We will award special prizes and recognition within each division.
- Kindergarten through Third Grade
- Fourth through Sixth Grade
- Seventh & Eighth Grade
- Ninth through Twelfth Grade
The Discovery Challenge will be judged in a vigorous process by two separate groups.
- Round One: The Strategic Air & Space Museum will screen all entries for compliance.
- Round Two: The top entries will be judged by a panel of experts in science, engineering and academia. The panel of judges will evaluate and rank the entries according to the criteria, and based on the ranking will select the top three from each division as well as the overall grand-champion. All decisions of the judges are final.