Students don’t have to travel anywhere except to their computer to view the world-class science and research facilities in the United States Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratories. These laboratories are offering virtual tours and conversations with experts on staff to give students access to the work being done to break the boundaries of innovation and scientific knowledge.
The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) are the highest honors bestowed by the United States government for K–12 STEM educators. PAEMST awardees receive a certificate signed by the President; a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation (NSF); an expenses-paid trip to Washington, DC; and access to a nationwide cohort of award-winning teachers. Nominations are due by January 7, 2022, and applications are due by February 6, 2022.
The NASA TechRise Student Challenge invites teams of sixth- to twelfth-grade students in public, private, or charter schools, to design, build, and launch experiments on suborbital rockets and balloon flights during the 2021–22 school year.
Students can compete in NASA’s Artemis Student Challenges. The competitions, which are open to students from middle school to graduate school, challenge students to design and produce science and engineering experiments and technologies, many related to the Artemis missions.