Science Opportunities and Scholarship InformationThis page is designed to give students information about summer science opportunities, scholarship information, science challenges, and other science opportunities throughout the school year. Please see this ever-changing list below if you are interested!Build Your Own Alka-Rocket Contest. Looking for an easy, fun and creative project for aspiring scientists and engineers — and the chance to win $2,000? The Build-Your-Own Alka-Rocket Competition from Scientific American Custom Media will have students reaching for the stars. The contest is easy. Take a few moments, build a backyard alkarocket (see here for a tutorial), film the launch and post it to social media with the #AlkaRocketChallenge. The student or team behind the most creative launch—like these—will win $2,000. Runners up will receive a one-year, all-access subscription to Scientific American. Not bad for an afternoon of backyard science. Complete submission guidelines, rules and tips can be found here, along with a consent form for participants younger than age 18. Deadline for submission is October 1.ACE MENTOR PROGRAM FOR MHS STUDENTSIf you are a student who is interested in a career in the integrated construction industry in Architecture, Construction or Engineering, see Mrs. Petery in the guidance office for information on a special program in Dauphin County called the ACE Mentor Program.This year, we are celebrating our commitment to educators and our K-12 legacy by rewarding elementary and secondary school employees for their good work in preparing the next generation. The Educator’s Legacy Scholarship welcomes the sons and daughters of K-12 school employees to McDaniel with a $100,000 scholarship. Four years of service in any school district by a parent equals $25,000 per year for their child. For more information or to fill out the eligibility form visit: www.mcdaniel.edu/EduLegacyScholarshipSimpson College (Iowa) STEM Scholarship"We recently received a NSF grant that will provide 15 incoming students with financial assistance ($33,600 over four years), mentorship, and research opportunities as they pursue a degree in a STEM field. For this reason, I’m recruiting talented high school seniors to come to Simpson as undergraduates." - Professor Aaron SantosAbout Simpson College: Simpson College is a nationally ranked liberal arts college located in Indianola, IA. Founded in 1860, Simpson has been fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The college offers 80 majors, minors, and programs with a 13-1 student-faculty ratio. Both Peterson’s Competitive Colleges and U.S. News and World Report have recognized Simpson for its quality programs and value. Simpson is also the summer home to the internationally recognized Des Moines Metro Opera. If interested in learning more about Simpson College and this opportunity contact Professor Aaron Santos at firstname.lastname@example.org.Federal Science Internships and Fellowships OpportunitiesSee a complete list at www.science.gov/internships/k-12.html.Academic Competitions and ChallengesFor a complete list, visit http://cty.jhu.edu/imagine/resources/competitions/science.htmlGirls Who Code Clubs: The Verizon Foundation Women in STEM ProgramsThese clubs offer computer science education and tech industry exposure to 6th–12th grade girls nationally throughout the academic year. Clubs are taught by Verizon Foundation volunteer instructors who are trained and supported by Girls Who Code staff. Girls Who Code Clubs represent a scalable approach to computer science education and includes forty curriculum hours paired with project based, group learning. Clubs have launched nationally in over 20 States and have helped hundreds of girls gain exposure to computer science education. To start a club, go to the Girls Who Code website. Any girl under the age of 13 interested in starting a club must have a parent apply on her behalf.
Cisco has launched Girls Power Tech, a global mentoring initiative to support and complement the United Nations' 'Girls in ICT Day'. 'Girls Power Tech' is focused on encouraging girls and young women in more than 50 countries, and 80 Cisco offices, to discover opportunities opened by careers in information and communication technology (ICT). Girls ages 13-18 are invited to participate in Girls Power Tech mentoring opportunities with Cisco employees, allowing girls to make informed career choices about working in STEM.
Camp InventionCreated by the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Camp Invention is a nationally recognized summer program focused on creativity, innovation, real-world problem solving and the spirit of invention. They partner with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the Collegiate Inventors Competition, and everything we do is inspired by the world's smartest inventors. Go to the website to look for programs in your area and for programs for your school.
To fuel the maker in you—this site is filled with project ideas, contests, news, and videos. Find out about a new Maker reality show!NOW ACCEPTING ENTRIES For the Next Generation of Cancer Researchers!REMIND your students to submit their entries to win a mentorship with a research scientist! PBS LearningMedia and Stand Up To Cancer are looking for the next generation of cancer researchers and urge you to work with your qualified students to apply for the Emperor Science Award program - a unique mentoring program that pairs university-level research scientists with high school students, presenting them with an exciting opportunity to explore the world of science, grow their skills, build confidence and conduct rewarding research.
EngineerGirlThis website is designed to bring national attention to the exciting opportunities that engineering represents for girls and women. The site was launched in 2001 with input from a specially selected Girls Advisory Board—bright, energetic girls from all over the United States and Canada. In 2012 a new Girls Advisory Board was instituted in order to re-design the site for a modern audience. The website is a service of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and grew out of the work of the NAE Committee on the Diversity of the Engineering Workforce.
This is a great website to find science competitions, fairs, info on careers, activities, science project support, etc.
Cool Science Careers
This is a great website for students to explore careers, imagine themselves in different paths, read interviews with scientists, and ask them questions!Extra Science FunLike Doing More Science On Your Own? Try these projects and citizen science activities found on the SciStarter website!*Like chemistry? Test your fruit and vegetables for vitamin C using simple kitchen equipment and household items in this activity**Chemistry your idea of fun? Discover what biomes live in your showerhead by swabbing and sending your sample into the Showerhead Biome project.**Like video games? Purposeful Gaming is a project that explores how computer games can be used to enhance and preserve historical texts, such as 19th-century hand-written field notes and early agricultural catalogs**Birdwatcher? The Birds and Berries project is seeking photographic observations of wild birds feeding on berries and other fruits**Into bugs and other creepy-crawlies? Bugs In Our Backyard is an educational outreach and collaborative research program, providing project-based learning opportunities for K-12 students-- or anyone**Love to look at Clouds? Join the NASA GLOBE Observer: Clouds Project. The goal is to help scientists understand the sky from above and below; the task is to photograph clouds, record sky observation and share them with NASA.**Want to design molecules that will help fight diseases but do it in a fun way? Try out the Eterna Game website and see if you can develop RNA-based medicines to combat global diseases. *