Show off your best science skills, and compete for cool prizes and major bragging rights!
Future City Competition
Competition: Jan. 18, 2014, Carnegie Music Hall
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 of three, with a teacher and an engineering mentor, to design a city of the future using SimCity™ Deluxe 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.
Pittsburgh Regional Science & Engineering Fair
Competition: April 5–6, 2013, Heinz Field
Students show off their science abilities during the 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. Middle schools, check out science fair projects from around the world on May 17!
Chain Reaction Contraption Contest
Powered by Westinghouse Electric Company
Competition: Dec. 13, 2013
Your mission, if you choose to accept it: Build a contraption that plays a musical instrument in a series of 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.
i5 Digital Video Competition
Story outline submission: February 15, 2013
Deadline for entries: March 31, 2013
Awards ceremony: April 25, 2013
A digital video competition for middle and high school students on the impact of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) in their lives – namely:
Resources are available to help students get started. Videos should be five minutes or less. All participants will be invited to an awards ceremony at the Science Center on April 25; all films will be showcased at the Rangos Omnimax Theater. Call 412.237.1552 (Geri Baker) or visit www.scitechfestival.org/film.asp for details.