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Show off your best science skills, and compete for cool prizes and major bragging rights!

Chain Reaction Contraption Contest

Powered by Westinghouse Electric Company

Competition: Dec. 7, 2018

Your mission, if you choose to accept it: Build a contraption that accomplishes a specific task in 20 steps or more. This competition pairs student teams with engineer mentors and teacher sponsors. Teams submit preliminary design drawings and progress photos that document their contraptions' evolution, then present their contraptions for judging based on functionality, complexity, and creativity in achieving the task.

Visit ChainReactionContest.org or contact Lorren Kezmoh at 412.237.1552 or KezmohL@CarnegieScienCecenter.org for more info and eligibility requirements.

Future City Competition

Competition: Jan. 19, 2019, Carnegie Science Center

Carnegie Science Center is your host for the National Engineers Week Future City Competition, an innovative, nationally recognized engineering program for students in grades 6–8. Students work in teams, with a teacher and an engineering mentor, to design a city of the future using SimCity™ software. They build a scale model of their city, write an essay on an engineering-related topic, and present their creation during the local competition. Winners go on to compete in the national finals in Washington, D.C.

Visit futurecity.org/pennsylvania-pittsburgh or contact Lorren Kezmoh at 412.237.1552 or KezmohL@CarnegieScienCecenter.org for more info and eligibility requirements.

Covestro Pittsburgh Regional Science & Engineering Fair

Competition: March 29–30, 2019, Heinz Field

Students show off their science abilities during the Covestro Pittsburgh Regional Science & Engineering Fair as they compete for more than $1 million in cash prizes and scholarships from local companies and universities. Each year, hundreds of students take on the challenge of designing, implementing, and communicating an original experiment. Middle school students may be eligible to compete at the Broadcom MASTERS competition. High school students may be eligible for the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair.

Visit PittsburghScienceFair.org or contact Stuart McNiell at 412.237.1821 or McNiellS@CarnegieScienceCenter.org for more info and eligibility requirements.

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