Category Archives: STEM contests & competitions for kids

Inventor contest for grades 1-6. Easy to enter by May 12

I just heard about a loosely STEM-themed contest for grades 1-6. Scholastic & USA Gold Pencils are encouraging innovation with an inventor contest. Kids submit a sketch or description of their invention by May 12. “Six grand prizes of $500 … Continue reading

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New #STEM contest for kids: Mars Medical Challenge

Just announced: A new #STEM contest for kids Future Engineers Mars Medical Challenge: The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, in partnership with NASA, is sponsoring a 3D printing design challenge to US students of all ages (5-19, grades K-12). If people spend … Continue reading

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Top science / STEM contests for kids 2016-2017

ScienceThrillers.com, the only website dedicated to page-turning fiction with real science, is proud to compile the internet’s most comprehensive list of 2016-2017’s top science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) contests and competitions. Please share, tweet, re-post this list to parents, educators, potential sponsors and … Continue reading

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Top 25 science / STEM contests for kids 2014-2015

ScienceThrillers.com is proud to compile this list of the year’s top science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) contests and competitions for the 2014-2015 school year. Please share, tweet, re-post this list to parents, educators, potential sponsors and judges. Encourage–heck, force–your … Continue reading

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Bioinformatics science project for grades 7-9

Are you interested in the intersection of computer science and biology? Are you looking for a 7th-9th grade science project that is intellectually challenging but quick to perform? My son wanted to learn about bioinformatics, so, for his school science … Continue reading

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Microbiology video contest

When I was a kid, you could win prizes for entering essay contests. As I continue to post science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) contests here at ScienceThrillers.com, I’m seeing a trend away from written works to videos. Here is … Continue reading

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$25,000 video contest all ages: Engineering serves society

“Engineering for You” video contest: The National Academy of Engineering is offering a $25,000 top prize for a 1-2 minute video that shows the world how you see engineering enhancing quality of life and serving the needs of society. The competition … Continue reading

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Science fiction writing contest for ages 13-25. $1000 top prize!

I originally posted this back in July. This is a reminder that the entry deadline is November 14–still plenty of time! I just learned about an exciting new science fiction competition for youths (ages 13-25) that combines my two favorite … Continue reading

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