Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Community problem-solving using science and technology

Entries being accepted for the Christopher Columbus Awards program

Today's middle school students are the "innovation generation." They are everyday kids with untapped potential. They are creative problem-solvers. Unlocking that potential is the mission of the Christopher Columbus Awards program, a cutting-edge national competition that combines science and technology with community problem-solving in a real-world setting.

Students work in teams with the help of an adult coach to identify an issue they care about. Using science and technology, students work with experts, conduct research, and put their ideas to the test to develop an innovative solution.

Maximum Award: $25,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Walt Disney World to attend the program's National Championship Week. Eligibility: middle school students (6th, 7th, and 8th grade). Teams do not need to be affiliated with a school to enter. Deadline: February 13, 2006. For details, click here.

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4 comments:

Jaimie said...

That's so cool! Now if we could just get some science curriculum in all of the schools...

DCS said...

Absolutely, Jaimie.

Hasan Mubarak said...

It would have been great if I still were a kid & studying in the US...

DCS said...

Hasan: Perhaps a similar model could be developed in your country.