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May
15
Mon
Future City @ NYC
May 15 @ 12:00 am – Nov 20 @ 12:00 am

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Future City is a project-based learning program where students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades imagine, research, design, and build cities of the future.

November 18, 2016 — Virtual City slideshow due

December 19, 2016 — City Essay due

January 14, 2017 — Project Plan due

January 21, 2017 — City Model and Team Presentation due at MN Regional FCC at Dunwoody College

May
22
Mon
Rocketry Challenge
May 22 @ 12:00 pm – Dec 2 @ 4:19 pm

Guidelines for the 2016-17 Competition (These will be approximately the same dates for the upcoming 2017-18 school year) This sounds like a winner of a contest for Bay Academy!!

There is a $125.00 fee associated with this contest. Prizes ranges from $20,000 for 1st Place to $5,000 for 10th Place (This is where one Long Island school placed this past year).

3-10 Students per Team

  • Submit an application for a team of three to ten students (grades 7-12) before December 2, 2016.
  • Build a model rocket that carries one raw hen egg to an altitude of 775 feet, stays airborne for between 41 and 43 seconds, and returns all parts of the rocket to the ground using recovery devices of the team’s choice, with the section containing the egg and altimeter recovering separately from the rest of the rocket.
  • The rocket must have a gross liftoff weight of no more than 650 grams, a minimum length of 650 millimeters, and be powered by commercial rocket motor(s) of class “F” or smaller with no more than 80 N-sec of total impulse across all motors. It must use two different diameter body tubes, with the lower tube being no greater than 42 millimeters in diameter.
  • Fly your rocket for an official qualification score between September 1, 2016 and April 3, 2017.
  • If your score from the sum of two flights is one of the 100 best, you will be invited to compete for a share of the $100,000 prize package in a national fly-off on May 13, 2017.
Aug
1
Tue
eCybermission @ Online Entry
Aug 1 @ 6:00 am – Dec 4 @ 11:45 pm

Important Dates (these are last year’s dates, but just change the year one year, and this should be fairly close for 2017-2018).

Early August 2016 (2017) Student & TA registration opens
Ambassador registration opens
CyberGuide registration opens
Virtual Judge registration opens
November 2, 2016 Early registration ends (deadline to receive free STEM kit)
December 7, 2016 Student & TA registration ends
February 22, 2017 11:59 PM ET CyberGuides last day online
CyberGuide registration ends
Virtual Judge registration ends
Final day to submit Mission Folders
March 8 – 24, 2017 Virtual Judging
March 29, 2017 Potential State Winners and Regional Finalists contacted for validation
April 7, 2017 11:59 PM ET Potential State Winners’ and Regional Finalists’ validation forms due
April 10 – 21, 2017 Equipment testing for Regional Judging video conference
April 24 – 27, 2017 Regional Judging
Week of May 1, 2017 Announce State Winners
Week of May 8, 2017 Announce National Finalists
Late June 2017 National Judging & Educational Event

eCYBERMISSION is a web-based science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) competition for students in grades six through nine that promotes self-discovery and enables all students to recognize the real-life applications of STEM. Teams of three or four students are instructed to ask questions (for science) or define problems (for engineering), and then construct explanations (for science) or design solutions (for engineering) based on identified problems in their community. Students compete for State, Regional, and National Awards. The U.S. Army Educational Outreach Program is committed to answering the Nation’s need for increased national STEM literacy and to expanding STEM education opportunities across the country to open doors to new career paths for American students that lead to a brighter tomorrow.

Sep
1
Fri
ASA Statistics Project Competition for Grades 7–12 @ Online Sign-up
Sep 1 2017 @ 6:00 am – Jun 1 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Projects are due every year on June 1
Another contest Bay Academy is new to, but I believe we could be outstanding competitors!

The ASA/NCTM Joint Committee on the Curriculum in Statistics and Probability and the ASA’s Education Department encourage students and their advisers to participate in its annual Project Competition (written report).

What is a statistical project? A statistical project is the process of answering a research question using statistical techniques and presenting the work in a written report. See website for more details!

ASEE Essay/Video Contest @ Online Entry
Sep 1 2017 @ 6:00 am – Feb 1 2018 @ 5:00 pm

The following dates are for the past year. I will be updating as soon as information is available.

September 1: Contest submission open
February 1: Submission deadline
March 1: Submission review deadline
April 1: Winner notification deadline

Students, tell us your story or share your perspective! (This is a perfect contest for anyone who has participated in the Science Olympiad!!)

The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) envisions widespread, inclusive, and equitable environments in engineering, academia, and industry that embrace individual differences and leverage diversity for a better engineered tomorrow. The Board of Directors established the 2016-2017 year as the year to Commit to P12: When Engineering Begins. In response to this celebration and focus of P12 education, the ASEE Diversity Committee wants students from all walks of life and grade levels (graduate, undergraduate, and P12) to share their community story by submitting an entry into the essay and/or video contests. Each entry should clearly answer the prompt provided below and follow all rules.

Eligibility Requirements & Contest Rules

  • Open to Preschool to 12th grade students and students enrolled in a college of engineering or engineering technology (or similarly named program) at the undergraduate or graduate levels
  • All videos and essays had to be submitted by the submission deadline
  • All submissions had to be original and entries previously published elsewhere not be submitted

Essay:

  • Prompt – The increasing demand for STEM graduates with skills to work and innovate in a global market demands a pipeline of talent from all walks of life. Describe a time in your life where you organized or participated in an effort to encourage P12 students to go into a STEM field, specifically engineering. Be sure to discuss why you participated, what you did, and how the event impacted the students.
  • 300 to 500 words
  • By submitting a written essay, contestants are agreeing for it to be reviewed by editors and to slight editorial changes, mainly for clarity, made by the ASEE Prism staff. These edits will be provided to the submitter prior to publication. Publication can be anonymous, but contact information is required for authentication and approval of edits.
  • 1st Place: $275
  • 2nd Place: $150
  • 3rd Place: $70

See website for complete details!

Doodle for Google
Sep 1 @ 6:00 am – Dec 2 @ 5:00 pm

About The Contest

Note – the dates I have posted are only approximate and were the dates used for last year’s contest. As we get closer, I will be updating for correct dates/times, but if you are interested, please keep an eye on the website for updates.

What is the “Doodle 4 Google” contest?

Doodle 4 Google is an annual contest open to students in grades K-12. Students are invited to create their own doodle for the chance to have it featured on the Google homepage.

** The current theme has not yet been posted. Keep an eye out!

Bright Schools Competition @ Online Sign-up
Sep 1 2017 @ 9:00 am – May 26 2018 @ 1:31 pm

Teams of 2-4 / One registration per team

The goal of the Bright Schools program is to create a learning experience that will help students, parents and teachers better understand the link between light, sleep and student health and performance. Through the Bright Schools competition, students in grades 6-8 will select a topic related to light and sleep and select one of three exploration options (developing a prototype, creating an awareness campaign or writing a research proposal) to create an original project.

Sample Projects

This is another project we have not entered before the 2017-18 school year, but I am excited as it sounds like something our students would like!

Sep
15
Fri
Engineer Girl @ Online Entry
Sep 15 2017 @ 6:00 am – Feb 1 2018 @ 3:00 am

Engineer Girl (open to both boys and girls) and opens mid-September. Please keep an eye open to make sure you start with plenty of time to make a winning essay!

2017 Engineer Girl Essay Contest Rules

(The 2017 Rules are similar to what will be given – except the topics – in 2018)

  • First-place winners will be awarded $500.
  • Second-place entries will be awarded $250.
  • Third-place entries will be awarded $100.
Oct
1
Sun
NYC Science Bowl @ Hunter College High School
Oct 1 2017 @ 6:00 am – Jan 20 2018 @ 8:00 am

Dates posted are approximate and based on last year’s schedule. As we get closer to the 2017-18 school year, I will update the correct times/dates.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Science Bowl® is a nationwide academic competition that tests students’ knowledge in all areas of science and mathematics. Middle and high school student teams from diverse backgrounds are comprised of four students, one alternate, and a teacher who serves as an advisor and coach. These teams face-off in a fast-paced question-and-answer format, being tested on a range of science disciplines including biology, chemistry, Earth science, physics, energy, and math.

ProjectCSGirls (yes, girls only) @ Online Entry
Oct 1 2017 @ 6:00 am – Jan 8 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Contest dates are based on last year’s timeline. I will update times/dates as soon as possible, but if you are interested, keep an eye on our website and the ProjectCSGirls website as well!

Founded during the summer of 2013, ProjectCSGIRLS  is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in computing and technology. Our unique idea of a technology and computer science competition for middle school girls stemmed from the fact that a large chunk of learning and development occurs during the critical middle school period. In today’s world where technology is becoming increasingly prominent and essential to nearly every field of study, we aim to instill a love for computing and technology in middle school girls. We hope to show them how innovative and creative they can be and encourage them to develop ideas that are powerful, disruptive, and cutting-edge. 

We have reached over 2,500 middle school girls nationally in over 35 states to date and have brought together students, technical professionals, and organizations to work towards a common goal of inspiring girls across the country to pursue computer science and technology.