Events For Students: Maker Contests, Challenges, Competitions

(curated by Clint Johns)

tags: making, 3dprinting, STEM, cs, cybersecurity
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Science Sleuth   now-Jan 9 Science Sleuth Crack the case to unlock donations to science classrooms in need. https://www.dosomething.org/campaigns/science-sleuth STEM   
East Bay Mini Maker Faire   10/19  http://ebmakerfaire.wordpress.com/ making   
3D Space Tool Challenge   9/21-12/15  http://www.futureengineers.org making 3dprinting STEM 
The Ripple Challenge    30 day challenge (but no end date posted?) http://rippl3d.com/the-challenge making 3dprinting STEM 
EasyCTF   Nov 29-Dec 6 Capture the Flag http://www.easyctf.com STEM cybersecurity  
Google Code-In   12/1-1/19  http://www.google-melange.com/gci/homepage/google/gci2014 coding cs  
HS Hacks   2/8-2/9  http://www.hshacks.com making cs STEM 
FIRST Tech Challenge   Fall Grades 9-12 http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/ftc making cs STEM 
FIRST LEGO League   Fall Grades 6-8 http://www.firstlegoleague.org making cs STEM 
Jr FIRST LEGO League   Fall Grades 2-5 http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/jr.fll making cs STEM 
FIRST Robotics Competition   Spring Grades 9-12 http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc making cs STEM 
Bay Area Science Festival   10/23-11/1  http://www.bayareascience.org/ making STEM  
Discovery Days at AT&T Park (SF)   11/1  http://www.bayareascience.org/festival/discovery-days-at-att-park/ making STEM  
PicoCTF   10/27-11/7 Capture the Flag https://picoctf.com STEM cybersecurity  
Extreme Redesign   entry due 2/15/15 improve on the design/function of an everyday object http://www.stratasys.com/extremeredesign making 3dprinting STEM 
Sonic Pi contest   now-1/9/15 Create a 2-minute piece of music on the theme Space Wonders with Sonic Pi v2.0 on a Raspberry Pi http://www.raspberrypi.org/competitions/sonic-pi/ making cs STEM 
FormLabs Contest   9/15-12/15 design your best 3D design, enter to win a FormLabs 3D printer http://www.instructables.com/contest/formlabs/ making 3dprinting  
XPrize Challenge   summer - 10/15  https://www.xprizechallenge.org/us-en/base/howtoenter making 3dprinting STEM 
Ornament Design Challenge   10/30-11/10  http://www.instructables.com/contest/ornamentdesignchallenge/ making 3dprinting  
The Joy Maker Challenge   11/10-12/10 The Joy Maker Challenge connects students in grades K-12 to meaningful, hands on service projects during the holiday season. Brought to you by generationOn with generous support from Hasbro, the month-long challenge donates a Hasbro toy or game to Toys for Tots for each action a child or teen takes to help others, up to 1 million dollars' worth of toys and games! http://generationon.org/joymaker making   
Coding Contest for Elementary Students   1/15, 2/12, and 3/5 grades 3-5 http://www.continentalmathematicsleague.com/applications/computer.pdf cs STEM  
HS Hacks II   2/7-8 @Paypal HQ - San Jose, CA http://www.hshacks.com cs STEM  
Hackathons   various this is the main portal for all upcoming hackathons http://mlh.io/seasons/f2014/events STEM cs  
HP CodeWars   3/7 high school programming competition www.hpcodewars.org coding cs STEM 
Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams   fall 2015 Initial applications open fall 2015 lemelson.mit.edu/inventeams    
Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program June 5, 2016 August 26, 2016 Vary city by city  FREE introduction to computer science for current 10th and 11th grade students. The program is designed for beginners. https://girlswhocode.fluidreview.com/res/p/program-details/ CS   
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