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COMPETITIONS WHICH REQUIRE PARTICIPATION IN THE SYNOPSYS CHAMPIONSHIP

Broadcom MASTERS Competition:

Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology, and Engineering for Rising Stars) Competition. As a result of this affiliation, all projects in the Junior Division which receive a category award of First Place will be automatically qualified into the Broadcom MASTERS competition. This is a nationwide competition for students in the sixth, seventh, and eighth grades. From the total entrant pool, 300 Semifinalists will be selected, including 30 Finalists who win an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., where they will compete for awards and prizes, including the top education award of $25,000. Complete details are available at their website, http://www.societyforscience.org/MASTERS.

CSSF
California State Science Fair:

Top ranked middle and high school projects will be invited to attend the California State Science Fair, based on (1) the quality of the project at the Championship (ranking by judges), and (2) the number of spaces allotted to us by the California State Science Fair.  We have great news. Our allotment numbers have shown a steady increase based on our recent successes. There will be 87+ slots this year!  Learn more: www.usc.edu/CSSF

Intel ISEF 
Intel International Science and Engineering Fair :

The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), the world's largest international pre-college science competition, provides an annual forum for more than 1,500 high school students from over 70 countries, regions, and territories to showcase their independent research as they compete for more than $3 million annually. grades 9–12.  Our Championship typically sends 9 projects to this competition.    http://www.societyforscience.org/isef/


 

COMPETITIONS WHICH DO NOT REQUIRE PARTICIPATION IN THE SYNOPSYS CHAMPIONSHIP 

 Clean Tech Competition sponsored by Applied Materials
 Clean Tech Competition website

The Applied Materials Clean Tech Competition is a research and design challenge for pre-college youth that builds on sound scientific understanding of real-world issues and the integration of science, English/language arts, mathematics, technology, the arts, and the design process to inspire all students toward achievement and make them aware of the impact of science and technology on the 21st century world. Each year, the competition will address a clean technology issue that is grounded in core technological competency areas and focuses on the next great engineering challenges. The competition is designed to foster a deeper understanding of science and technology, recognize outstanding talent, and prepare the next generation of globally competitive innovators.

 


AIAA "What is an IS" Contest
 
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (www.aiaa.org) is sponsoring a video contest. The AIAA is a professional and technical society for those interested in aeronautics and aerospace. The contest is called the "What is an IS?" - where IS stands for Intelligent System.  Middle and High School Students are being asked to create a short (60-90  secs) YouTube video that describes their definition of an intelligent system  and provides some examples.

 Contest winners (individuals, clubs, or classes) will receive a
programmable robot valued at $200.

You can find out more about the contest at www.WhatisanIS.com

 

 

DE-YSC
Discovery Education/3M- Young Scientist Challenge:

Middle school students create a 1-2 minute video describing a new innovation or solution that could solve or impact an everyday problem related to how we live, how we work or how we play. Ten finalists are chosen for their passion for science, spirit of innovation and communication skills

STS
Intel Science Talent Search:

High school seniors compete for $100,000 scholarship — students must show grounding in all aspects of science. Learn more: www.sciserv.org/sts/


I-SWEEEP

International Sustainable World Energy Engineering Environment Project Olympiad: 

Learn details at www.isweeep.com.  The Synopsys Championship qualifies 2 projects to compete in this event.
  
JSHS
Junior Science and Humanities Symposium
:

This competition for high school students is sponsored by the Army, Navy, and Air Force. The Junior Science and Humanities Symposium involves submission of a technical paper. Those selected give a 12-minute oral presentation and may move up to the national competition. Top prizes include $16,000 scholarships and trips to London. Learn more: JHSH of Northern California


Siemens Westinghouse
Science & Technology Competition:

High School Student Competition. Learn more: www.siemens-foundation.org/competition/ 

 


MIT THINK Competition:

THINK stands for Technology for Humanity guided by Innovation, Networking, and Knowledge.  The competition challenges high school students to take a refreshing approach to designing a technological solution to a social problem. Learn more.  MIT THINK competition 


Stockholm Junior Water Prize Competition:

 The Stockholm Junior Water Prize is the world's most prestigious youth award for a water-related science project. The prize taps into the unlimited potential of today's high school students as they seek to address current and future water challenges. Any high school student (grade 9-12) with a water-related science project is eligible to participate in the Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition. Teams of up to three students may enter; however, only one state representative is guaranteed a trip to the national competition to present their team project. 


 
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