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.
For nearly 40 years, the White House Office of Science and Technology (OSTP) has honored STEM teachers nationwide for both their deep content knowledge and their ability to motivate students. 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. Anyone can nominate a STEM teacher at the K–6 level. Teachers can directly apply at paemst.org. PAEMSTawardees will receive a certificate signed by the US president; a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation (NSF); a 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.
Samsung Solve for Tomorrow is a national competition for public schools grades 6–12, in which students use technology to create change in their communities. With their teacher’s assistance, students can apply and compete to win up to $100,000 in prizes for their school, plus the opportunity to work with Samsung employees to develop their prototypes and pitch their idea to a panel of judges in New York City.
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, invites K–12 students to create artwork inspired by the James Webb Space Telescope, NASA’s cosmic successor to the iconic Hubble Space Telescope.
Underwriters Laboratories is looking for inquisitive students who are ready to explore the rapidly growing field of global safety science and sustainability as part of a new webinar series. Whether students are interested in communications or chemistry, project management or physics, data science or design, engineering or education, opportunities exist in this dynamic and exponentially growing field.