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Exxon Mobil Texas Science and Engineering Fair February/March - varies by region 6 - 12 Graders The fair is an annual state science competition for students in grades 6-12. The Fair provides an opportunity for discourse among like-minded, high-achieving middle and high school students across Texas. The Fair fosters an interest in and an excitement about science and engineering while offering a rewarding competitive setting in which students can showcase their research projects and set the stage for the rest of their academic careers
Intel Science Talent Search August – Application is due
November - all research work and paper is written and submitted
January – Finalists are announced
March – National competition
9 -12 Graders High schools students compete their independent research projects in this prestigious competition run by Science Service. 10 top scholarship winners are chosen in March with a $100,000 scholarship as the top prize
Odyssey of the Mind May - World Competition Kinder - College This an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. They then bring their solutions to competition on the local, state, and World level
American Mathematics Competitions February - High School Competition
November - Junior High Competition
6 - 12 Graders Friendly mathematical contests for junior and senior high school students
Christopher Columbus Awards February - Competition 6 - 8 Graders The Christopher Columbus Awards is a national, community-based science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) program for middle school students. The program challenges the students to work in teams of three to four, with an adult coach, to identify a problem in their community and apply the scientific method to create an innovative solution to that problem
American Junior Academy of Science October - abstracts due 9 -12 Graders AJAS is the only national honor society recognizing America's premier high school students for outstanding scientific research
Intel Science and Technology Fair November- December – Local fairs are held
January – March – Regional fairs are held
March – State fair is held
May – National fair is held
9 -12 Graders Held annually in May, the Intel ISEF brings together over 1,200 high school finalists from local and state fairs from 40 nations to compete for scholarships, internships, and the grand prize: a trip to attend the Nobel Prize Ceremonies in Stockholm, Sweden
TEAMS February & March - State Competitions
June & July - National Competitions
6 - 12 Graders Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science (TEAMS) is an annual competition for middle and high school students designed to help them discover their potential for engineering
Texas Junior Science and Humanities Symposium January - Local Competition
May - National Competition
9 -12 Graders The TJSHS are to promote original research and experimentation in the sciences, engineering, and mathematics at the high school level, and to publicly recognize students for outstanding achievement. Texas JSHS provides an opportunity for Texas high school students to present the results of their original research in a professional arena. Students who participate in the symposia also have the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas, interact with practicing researchers, and explore future academic and career opportunities. Texas JSHS Programis a research presentation event
Future City September – October – Teams register and mentors are recruited
November – December – Designing of the city
December – January – Regional competitions
February – Regional winners advance to national finals
7 - 8 Graders
National competition in which 7th and 8th graders learn and explore engineering to create a city of the future, using reality-based education software SimCity 2000
Junior Meter Madness April - Competition at Texas Water Conference 9 -12 Graders The fast-paced Meter Madness contest pits competitors against the clock to assemble a water meter from a bucket of parts.
Junior Stockholm Water Prize April - Research Paper Due 9 -12 Graders The U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition is the world’s most prestigious water-science competition for high school students. It is open to all high school students, ages 15-20 and in grades 9-12, who have water-science research projects. Projects may be done individually, or by a team of up to three students
Alamo Regional Science Fair October - Science Fair
December - Registration Opens
January - Registration Closes
February - March Regional Science Fair
9 -12 Graders Students utilize the scientific process in conducting an experiment and defending the results before members of the scientific community. Parents and Educators experience the satisfaction of mentoring students as they explore new challenges.
Mathcounts December - Registration Opens 6 - 8 Graders The Competition Series is ideal for students who have a talent and passion for math who need to be challenged. Students will engage in exciting, "bee-style" contests in which they will compete against and alongside other bright, motivated students.