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Watch sparks fly and participate in this amazingly fun battle robot competition.
The next Giant Nut could be yours! Competing on BattleBots is an amazing experience. That thrill of designing, building and competing with your very own fighting robot is unlike anything else. But to participate takes mettle. This journey will not be easy. You will need to be resourceful and tenacious, an ingenious problem solve, part engineer and part artist. But you can do it.
Age requirements: A "Supervising Adult" is a Team member 21 years or older who is responsible for no more than 2 Minors on the Team. Thus, if there are more than two Minors on the Team, there will need to be more than one Supervising Adult.
Minors less than 8 years old are not allowed in the Pit Area, or any other area where Robots are being repaired, transported or operated.
Minors 8 years old or more are allowed to work on the preparation and repair of their Team’s Robot, under the direct watch of the Supervising Adult. Such repair and preparation can only involve the use of basic hand tools.
The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people from diverse backgrounds all across North America. Established in 2001 by author T.A. Barron, the Barron Prize annually honors 25 outstanding young leaders ages 8 to 18 who have made a significant positive impact on people, their communities, and the environment.
Since its inception, the Barron Prize has awarded more than half a million dollars to hundreds of young leaders and has won the support of the National Geographic Education Foundation, Girl Scouts of the USA, and National Youth Leadership Council, among other organizations.
Winners can receive up to a $10,000 cash award to support their education.
International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition
Designed for students with interested in biology, the iGEM competition has students work in teams to build genetically engineered systems with biological parts called BioBricks. The goal is to create projects that positively contribute to the world.
NEED Project's Annual Youth Awards Program for Energy Achievement
All NEED schools have outstanding classroom-based programs in which students learn about energy. Some schools have student leaders who extend these activities into their communities. To recognize outstanding achievement and reward student leadership, The NEED Project conducts the National Youth Awards Program for Energy Achievement. Free to participate, this program combines academic competition with recognition to acknowledge everyone involved in NEED during the year – and to recognize those who achieve excellence in energy education in their schools and communities. The students and teachers set goals and objectives and keep a record of their activities. In April, the students combine their materials into presentations and submit them online.
The Youth Awards Program is great for all schools—new to energy education, or veteran. Projects and outreach completed for the program provide opportunity for enrichment and engagement, as well as an opportunity for your students, classroom, and school to shine.
Whether you’re back in the classroom, learning virtually, or a hybrid of the two – consider submitting a project!
Technology Student Association (TSA) High School Competitions
Also known as the TSA, the Technology Student Association brings together students talented in STEM and invites them to participate in various challenges. Students gain the opportunity to network with other emerging leaders in tech.
TSA offers 39 high school competitions, 32 of which are also offered in a virtual format.
Animatronics Architectural Design Biotechnology Design Board Game Design Chapter Team Children's Stories Coding Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Architecture Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Engineering Cybersecurity Data Science and Analytics Debating Technological Issues Digital Video Production Dragster Design Engineering Design Essays on Technology Extemporaneous Speech Fashion Design and Technology Flight Endurance Forensic Science Future Technology Teacher Geospatial Technology Information Technology Fundamentals+ Certification - CompTIA Music Production Photographic Technology Prepared Presentation Promotional Design Scientific Visualization (SciVis) Software Development Structural Design and Engineering System Control Technology Technology Bowl Technology Problem Solving Transportation Modeling VEX Robotics Competition Video Game Design Webmaster
VEX Robotics - Providing the tools to inspire the problem solvers of tomorrow.
What are you doing to help solve the global STEM crisis?
The world faces an unprecedented need for new innovators, thinkers, and problem solving leaders. Our goal is to create engaging, affordable, and powerful solutions that immerse students in STEM through the excitement of building and programming robots.
Junior Science and Humanities Symposia (JSHS) Program STEM Competition
The Junior Science and Humanities Symposia (JSHS) Program is a tri-service – U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force – sponsored STEM competition which promotes original research and experimentation in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) at the high school level and publicly recognizes students for outstanding achievement. By connecting talented students, their teachers, and research professionals at affiliated symposia and by rewarding research excellence, JSHS aims to widen the pool of trained talent prepared to conduct research and development vital to our nation.
Endorsed by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), JSHS regional and national symposium are held during the academic year and reach more than 8,000 high school students and teachers throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Department of Defense Schools of Europe and the Pacific Rim. Students must first participate in their regional symposia where they compete for selection to present at the national symposium each year.
The President’s Environmental Youth Award (PEYA) recognizes outstanding environmental projects by K-12 youth. The PEYA program promotes awareness of our nation's natural resources and encourages positive community involvement. Since 1971, the President of the United States has joined with EPA to recognize young people for protecting our nation's air, water, land, and ecology. It is one of the most important ways EPA and the Administration demonstrate commitment to environmental stewardship efforts created and conducted by our nation's youth.
Your project--or one you are sponsoring--could be an award winner. Apply or encourage a student you know to apply for PEYA and see what a difference they can make for the environment with an award-winning project. Applicants from all 50 states as well as U.S. territories are eligible to compete for a regional certificate of special recognition and a national Presidential award.
ExploraVision’s STEM competition - working in teams of two to four, students will research a particular technology and assess the ways in which it may impact lives moving forward. Participants are required to write a paper and draw webpages communicating their vision.
Teams of 2-4 students work with a teacher to simulate the challenges of real research and development.