STEM Competitions

Ihttp://www.gpb.org/blogs/education-matters/2015/06/12/getting-smart-stemn order to receive federal funding, school must run a CTSO (Career and Technical Student Organizations) such as TSA (Technology Students Association). We have chosen to create our own CTSO and select competitions based on student interests (below). Students interesting in coding, game design, architecture, engineering and more will select a competition from the growing list.

We will also consider competing in Destination Imagination.

CTSO

 
Every CTSO must have bylaws and officers

Students in the CTSO will meet every periodically to conduct official business but students will work on their competition submissions in STEM classes.









High School



The registration deadline is October 15, 2016. A registration fee of $200 is due per team that participates.  The registration fee is due by December 1, 2016.  Please contact StellarXplorers at StellarXplorers@afa.org or 703-247-5800 x4899.

"The scenario exercise will be the primary means of evaluating the team’s understanding of space operations. The scenario is a six-hour hands-on exercise where the students will be given a problem which can be solved by either placing a satellite into a specific orbit, designing a satellite with a specific capability or launching a satellite on a specific launch vehicle."



2016 Challenge: November 7-18

"Students get 45 minutes to answer 15 multiple-choice questions on computational and logical thinking."







Submission Deadline: November 18, 2016

Students submit a mobile app concept and short video describing how the app solves a problem in the community. Selected teams then work to actually build the app. Last year's national winners were middle school students in Longmont, CO using MIT's "App Inventor".


??? First contest in December

The USACO on-line training pages provide hundreds of hours of free instruction and practice problems to improve your programming and problem-solving skills. Students who demonstrate substantial progress through the on-line training pages and outstanding performance in our on-line programming competitions are eligible for selection as a finalist invited to attend the USACO summer training camp for further instruction, and for consideration as a potential member of the USA team to attend the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI).




Submissions: Mid-August 2017

This national competition motivates interest in STEM learning among America’s youth by tapping into students’ natural passion for playing and making video games. 


The Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS) is the nation’s most prestigious science research competition for high school seniors. Since 1942, the Science Talent Search has provided a national stage for the country’s best and brightest young scientists to present original research to nationally recognized professional scientists. The 2013 application is now available online. To learn more about the competition visit the Intel Science Talent website.

2017 Application Open. Regeneron STS implemented a new application this year using Fluid Review, an application system owned by Survey Monkey and also used by our Broadcom MASTERS competition.  We believe this will improve ease of use for applicants and recommenders.  Essay questions, questions about the research project, required recommendations and transcript requirement  remain the same as the 2016 application.

November 9, 2016 8:00 PM ET
Transcript and Recommendation Due Date

November 15, 2016 8:00 PM ET
Technical Support Deadline

November 16, 2016 8:00 PM ET
Application Deadline

January 4, 2017
Top 300 Scholars Announcement

January 18, 2017
Finalist Announcement

March 12, 2017
Public Exhibition of Projects



DI season begins September 1,  Most team Managers start in the late fall, but some don’t begin until January. 

Costs $80-$110 per team member
16 one-hour sessions minimum

Purchase Team Number ($105/$125 per team)
Colorado: $150 for first team then $120 for each additional
About $250 for materials
Regional Tournament Registration: $0-$100 (varies)
T-Shirts & Pins: $30/team member

REGIONAL TOURNAMENT
Name: South Metro Regional Tournament
Date: 11 March 2017
Location:
Region: South Metro



Contest Date: Saturday February 27, 2016 (waiting on 2017 dates)
Mail-in Deadline: Thursday February 25, 2016

"The annual Model Bridge Building Contest is a statewide program aimed at   providing interaction and communication among practicing engineers, high school   students, and other professionals. Its underlying objectives are to enhance the  appeal of engineering careers to high school students, begin establishing their   relationships with the professional community, and improve the prospects that such careers will be mutually beneficial to both society and the individual."

Bridge Builder

https://bridgecontest.org/about/schedule/
Lost Funding


Google Science Fair

Competition Open: Mid-February through Mid-May 2017

This online science competition is open to students between the ages of 13 and 18 from anywhere in the world, working alone or in teams. Google is looking for extraordinary ideas, and they are eager to see what youth come up with. This is a great opportunity for teenagers to explore ideas they’re passionate about, learn about science, and maybe produce a world-changing idea.


Ten80


Our curriculum resides in our Moodle, in a virtual classroom: http://mindbugs.mrooms.net/login/index.php



National Contests:  "The LEED Dream Home Contest" using ARCHICAD, and "Design Something.  Make a Difference contest, using SOLIDWORKS.


Siemens Competition

    The Siemens Competition fosters intensive research that improves students’ understanding of the value of scientific study and informs their consideration of future careers in these disciplines.

    Students can compete as an individual or as a member of a team. Individual projects promote independent research. Team projects foster collaborative research efforts, as well as individual contributions to the cooperative endeavor.

    Scholarships for winning projects range from $1,000 to $100,000.

Competition Schedule
Monday, May 2, 2016 2016 Registration Opens
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 All Competition Materials Due (Research Report and all Additional Required Materials).

Regional Competition
Monday, October 31, 2016 Digital Poster and Powerpoint Due
Saturday, November 5, 2016 Presentations to:
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia and
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts


(Botball) not yet available in Colorado


TSA - (middle/high, Tech Student Assn.)



Dues: $10/member for 11-24 or $350 for 25+
        State: $5/member (11-24) or $2/member (25+)



3D Animation (three teams of two members per state)
Animatronics (one team per chapter)
Architectural Design (one team, or one individual, per chapter)
Biotechnology Design (three teams of two to six members per state)
Chapter Team (one team of six members per chapter)
Children’s Stories (one team, or one individual, per chapter)
Coding (one individual, or one team of two to three members)
Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Architecture (two individuals/state)
Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Engineering  (two individuals/state)
Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) (1 team oftwo members)
Debating Technological Issues (three teams of two members/state)
Digital Video Production (three teams per state; solo OK)
Dragster Design (two individuals per chapter)
Engineering Design (three teams of three or more members per state)
Essays on Technology (three individuals per state)
Extemporaneous Speech (three individuals per state)
Fashion Design and Technology (three teams of two to four per state)
Flight Endurance (two individuals per chapter
Future Technology Teacher (two individuals per chapter)
Music Production  (three teams per state; solo OK)
On Demand Video (one team of two to six members per chapter)
Photographic Technology (one individual per chapter)
Prepared Presentation (three individuals per state)
Promotional Design (three individuals per state)
Scientific Visualization (SciVis)   (three teams per state or solo)
Software Development (one team per chapter)
STEM Careers (six individuals per state)
Structural Design and Engineering  (one team of two members)
System Control Technology   (one team of three members per state)
Technology Bowl   (one team of three members per chapter)
Technology Problem Solving  (one team of two individuals)
Transportation Modeling (one individual per chapter)
Video Game Design (three teams per state, 2 members)
Webmaster (one team of three to five)

Middle School



Registration closes on October 31, 2016
$25/team (includes 3 copies of SimCity 4)

Future City starts with a question—how can we make the world a better place? To answer it, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students imagine, research, design, and build cities of the future that showcase their solution to a citywide sustainability issue.







2016 Challenge: November 7-18
Free

"Students get 45 minutes to answer 15 multiple-choice questions on computational and logical thinking."





$90/team + $25/member by November 18 2016 or 
$100/team + $30/memberby December 16 2016

A national middle school coaching and competitive mathematics program that promotes mathematics achievement through a series of fun and engaging "bee" style contests.





++Ecybermission (also grade 9)

All team members must register and join the team by the end of Registration – December 7, 2016 (Early registration Nov 2)

Are you in 6th, 7th, 8th, or 9th grade?
Compete for state, regional and national awards while working to solve real problems in your community.








DI season begins September 1,  Most team Managers start in the late fall, but some don’t begin until January. 

Costs $80-$110 per team member
16 one-hour sessions minimum

Purchase Team Number ($105/$125 per team)
Colorado: $150 for first team then $120 for each additional
About $250 for materials
Regional Tournament Registration: $0-$100 (varies)
T-Shirts & Pins: $30/team member

REGIONAL TOURNAMENT
Name: South Metro Regional Tournament
Date: 11 March 2017
Location:
Region: South Metro



Project Deadline: February 6 2017

ExploraVision is a science competition that encourages students to study a technology of interest and predict what it might look like 20 years from now. Students are encouraged to work in groups of 2-4 students and must be sponsored by a teacher.



Profile & Video Due: Mid-April 2017

Students, grades 5-8, are invited to create a 1-2 minute video describing a new, innovative solution that could solve an everyday problem. Ten finalists will be chosen for their passion for science, spirit of innovation and ingenuity, and effective communication skills.


+Broadcom MASTERS

    Registration Deadline: Mid-June 2017
    Targeted at middle school students in grades 6th-8th, the Broadcom MASTERS is a national science, technology, engineering, and math competition that encourages the nation’s young scientists, engineers and innovators. View video or visit the website to learn more about the competition.

Submissions: Mid-August 2017

This national competition motivates interest in STEM learning among America’s youth by tapping into students’ natural passion for playing and making video games. 













SkillsUSA (middle/high)



Membership Deadline: February 1, 2017
Student Dues: $18 (national and state)
Professional Dues: $28 (national and state)

  • 3-D Visualization and Animation
  • Action Skills
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Advertising Design
  • American Spirit
  • Architectural Drafting
  • Audio/Radio Production
  • Automated Manufacturing Technology
  • Automotive Refinishing Technology
  • Automotive Service Technology
  • Aviation Maintenance Technology
  • Basic Health Care Skills
  • Broadcast News Production
  • Building Maintenance
  • Cabinetmaking
  • Career Pathways Showcase
  • Carpentry
  • Chapter Business Procedure
  • Chapter Display
  • CNC Milling Specialist
  • CNC Technician
  • CNC Turning Specialist
  • Collision Repair Technology
  • Commercial Baking
  • Community Action Project
  • Community Service
  • Computer Programming
  • Cosmetology
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Criminal Justice
  • Culinary Arts
  • Customer Service
  • Dental Assisting
  • Diesel Equipment Technology
  • Digital Cinema Production
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Electrical Construction Wiring
  • Electronics Technology
  • Employment Application Process
  • Engineering Technology/Design
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Esthetics
  • Extemporaneous Speaking
  • Firefighting
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Graphic Communications
  • Graphic Imaging Sublimation
  • Health Knowledge Bowl
  • Health Occupations Professional Portfolio
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (HVACR)
  • Humanoid Robotics (Demonstration)
  • Industrial Motor Control
  • Information Technology Services (formerly Computer Maintenance)
  • Interactive Application and Game Development
  • Internetworking
  • Job Interview
  • Job Skill Demonstration A
  • Job Skill Demonstration Open
  • Major Appliance and Refrigeration Technology
  • Marine Service Technology
  • Masonry
  • Mechatronics
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Math
  • Medical Terminology
  • Mobile Electronics Installation (Demonstration)
  • Mobile Robotics Technology
  • Motorcycle Service Technology
  • Nail Care
  • Nurse Assisting
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Opening and Closing Ceremonies
  • Outstanding Chapter
  • Photography
  • Pin Design
  • Plumbing
  • Power Equipment Technology
  • Practical Nursing
  • Prepared Speech
  • Principles of Engineering/Technology
  • Promotional Bulletin Board
  • Quiz Bowl
  • Related Technical Math
  • Residential Systems Installation and Maintenance
  • Restaurant Service
  • Robotics: Urban Search and Rescue
  • Robotics and Automation Technology
  • Screen Printing Technology
  • Sheet Metal
  • T-shirt Design
  • Team Engineering Challenge (Middle School)
  • TeamWorks
  • Technical Computer Applications
  • Technical Drafting
  • Telecommunications Cabling
  • Television (Video) Production
  • Web Design
  • Welding
  • Welding Fabrication
  • Welding Art/Sculpture
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