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Student Programs and Competitions


A free online STEM competition for students in grades 6-9. Students work in teams of 2-4 with a Team Advisor to explore and investigate a community problem with science or solve with engineering while competing for state, regional, and national awards. Are you interested in becoming a Team Advisor for your classroom or school? Did you know there are mini grants available to help you get started? Registration opens in August and closes in FebruaryeCYBERMISSION

Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Awards

An annual $2 million national competition asking students in public and charter school grades 6–12 to consider how science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) can be used to create change in their communities. Students apply to participate and compete to win up to $100,000 in prizes for their school and an opportunity to work with Samsung employees to develop projects and prototypes. Contest entry opens in September and closes in November. Solve for Tomorrow

Higher Orbits

Founded by former NASA astronaut instructor Michelle Lucas, Higher Orbits is a non-profit organization using spaceflight to engage secondary students in hands-on, project-based learning experiences designed to promote STEM learning and build teamwork, leadership, critical thinking, creativity, and communication skills. Its multi-day Go for Launch! program is an immersive research design competition for high school students; winning teams will launch their projects to the ISS.  Higher Orbits