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™ 4 or 5 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: March 28–29, 2014, 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. High school students may be eligible for the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair, May 11-17, 2014 in Los Angeles, CA.
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 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.
i5 Digital Video Competition
Story outline submission: February 14, 2014
Deadline for entries: March 24, 2014
Awards ceremony: April 24, 2014
Vote for Viewer's Choice Award: March 30 – April 13
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 24; all films will be showcased at the Rangos Omnimax Theater. Call Geri Baker at 412.237.1552 or visit www.scitechfestival.org/film.asp for details.Download the i5 Digital Video Competition flyer.