Annual Events and Competitions

  • The Intel Science Talent Search

The Intel Science Talent Search, a program of Society for Science & the Public, is America's oldest and most prestigious pre-college science competition that every year, has roughly 1,600 U.S. high school seniors present original science projects to compete for over $1.25 million in awards and scholarships.



  • The Siemens Competition

The Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology, administered by The College Board and funded by the Siemens Foundation, is a competition where students have an opportunity to achieve national recognition for science research projects that they complete in high school.



  • Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Science Bowl is a nationwide academic competition that tests students' knowledge in all areas of science.



  • Science Olympiad

For the past 27 years, Science Olympiad has been a premiere science competition, providing rigorous, standards-based challenges to nearly 6,200 teams in 50 states.



  • The National Science Decathlon

The National Science Decathlon is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting science education by organizing competitive, hands-on science-based tournaments throughout the United States.



  • The Spirit of Innovation Awards program

The Spirit of Innovation Awards program, funded by the Conrad Foundation, challenges teams of high school students to create innovative products using science, technology, and entrepreneurship to solve 21st century, real-world problems.



  • The National STEM Video Game Challenge

Inspired by President Obama’s Educate to Innovate Campaign, the National STEM Video Game Challenge Youth Prize is designed to tap into students’ natural passions for playing and making video games, challenging them to write a game design document or make a playable game.



  • Young Scientist Challenge

Supported by Discovery Education and 3M, the Young Scientist Challenge asks students to design one- to two-minute videos about a specific scientific concept from an approved list of topics to demonstrate scientific knowledge.



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