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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


  • 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!

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!

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.
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. 

Future Engineers @ Online Entry
Oct 23 2017 @ 6:00 am – Jan 22 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Registration dates are based on last year’s contest and are only estimates for the 2017-18 school year. If you are interested, please keep any eye on this calendar and/or the website for exact registration and submission times. This is going to be a great contest for the 2017-18 school year!

Future Engineers is an education platform that hosts and develops design challenges for young innovators. Their site also offers you the opportunity to review lots of interesting resources from past competitions including a series of 3D Space Challenges developed in conjunction with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Foundation and NASA.

Neuroscience for Kids @ Online Entry
Nov 1 @ 9:00 am – Dec 31 @ 5:00 pm

I run a contest (either a poetry or art contest) just once a year, starting in the fall.  Because the contest was one for art this past year, the next one will be one for poetry.  I expect that the entry form will be available in November. Dr. Chudler

3M Young Scientist Lab Challenge @ Online Entry
Dec 1 2017 @ 6:00 am – Apr 16 2018 @ 6:00 am

The entry deadline for the 2017 contest was in April 2017. The opening and ending dates posted are approximate. If interested, please become familiar with the contest. Go to the website.

The Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge is the nation’s premier science competition for grades 5-8. This one-of-a-kind video competition has sparked the imaginations of hundreds of thousands of students and enhanced science exploration, innovation and communication across the United States. When first launched by Discovery Communications in 1999, the Young Scientist Challenge had the same mission it does today: to foster a new generation of American scientists at an age when interest in science generally declines. In 2008, Discovery Education joined forces with 3M – one of the world’s most notable innovators – to cultivate the next generation of problem-solvers and give students the unique opportunity to work directly with 3M scientists.


Clean Tech Contest
Jan 15 @ 11:42 pm

The Clean Tech Competition is a unique, worldwide research and design challenge for pre-college youth. The program encourages scientific understanding of real-world issues and the integration of environmentally responsible energy sources. Each year, the Clean Tech Competition addresses an issue that is grounded in core technological competency areas and focuses on the next great engineering challenges. The competition is designed to foster a deeper understanding of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) related concepts, recognize outstanding talent, and prepare the next generation of globally competitive innovators.