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The EcoCAR 2 competition sponsored by the Department of Education and General Motors challenges 16 North American universities to optimize the environmental-friendliness of a Chevrolet Malibu without compromising safety, performance, and acceptance by consumers. During this three year program, teams will apply a real-world Vehicle Development Process to design, build, and refine their advanced technology vehicles. Learn more…

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The DuPont Challenge is†now accepting entries for its annual†essay competition.† Students in grades 7-12†in the U.S. and Canada can submit essays of between 700 – 1000 words discussing some element of science, technology, engineering or math that has captured their interest.† Prizes include U.S. savings bonds and trips to Walt Disney World Resort and Kennedy Space Center.

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The International Genetically Engineered Machine competition (iGEM)†hosted by MIT, is†an undergraduate Synthetic Biology competition where engineering and biology students work together to†use engineering principles to†design biological systems and apply them in living cells. Team Slovenia won the 2010 competition with their DNA coding beyond triplets project which used a DNA molecule as an assembly line to increase the speed and yield of the reaction and create new products.† Learn more…

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High school and university student teams may now†register†for the annual NASA Great Moonbuggy Race.† In this competition, students must design a two-person†vehicle that can traverse a course of over a half-mile of simulated lunar terrain. Learn more…

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This fall, teams of computer programming students around the world compete for a spot in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) World Finals, which will take place in March 2011. ICPC, which is sponsored by IBM, tasks teams of students with real-world computing challenges that must be completed within a rigorous 5-hour timeframe. Learn more…

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There’s still time to register for the 2011 JETS TEAMS Competition! JETS TEAMS is a national competition where high school students†connect math and science to engineering by solving real-world engineering scenarios.††The 2011 theme is “Smarter Energy, Cleaner Planet” and students will be tasked with devising solutions to†meet†our world’s†growing energy demands.††Learn more…

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The IEEE Educational Activities Board and IEEE Computer Society will launch a new†online resource in 2012 called TryComputing.org to offer global computing education resources for the pre-university audience.††Entries are currently being accepted for the 2011 IEEE TryComputing.org Lesson Plan Competition†which will establish engaging computing classroom†activities for pre-university students.
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Applications are being accepted for NASA’s Interdisciplinary National Science Program Incorporating Research Experience (INSPIRE) designed to encourage†9th – 12th graders†to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

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