Inspire STEM Education
Update: This contest has ended and the winners can be viewed here. Thank you to all who entered!
“Knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) can be the key to a successful future.”
Giving students a fun way to explore STEM education and an opportunity to be recognized for their talents is the goal of online curriculum provider K12‘s annual STEM Contest.
To enter, create a video showing a creation you think could change the world, solve an everyday problem, or would just be fun. Your creation can be related to energy & environment, health & nutrition, aerospace & aviation, or cybersecurity & technology. Make sure to include your hypothesis, and a visual of your creation.
So, what will you create? Think big. Think small. Think weather. Think space. Think food. Think drink. Think ANYTHING!
Here are some important details to know about K12’s STEM Contest:
- Submissions must be related to: energy & environment, health & nutrition, aerospace & aviation, or cybersecurity & technology.
- It’s open to all students from kindergarten through 12th grade.
- A finalist will be chosen for each grade, and will receive a ribbon, a plaque of recognition, and a science kit.
- A Best in Show winner will be chosen in addition to the grade level winners, and will receive a ribbon, a plaque of recognition, a science kit, and a science magazine subscription of their choice.
- Each and every student who submits their creative expression of innovation will receive a certificate of participation.
- All finalists’ work will be featured in an online gallery.
- All submissions must be received here by 5 PM EST Friday, January 30th.
- Complete details and contest rules can be found here.
Need some inspiration?
- What Does STEM Education Look Like?
- Why STEM Education is Important
- Students Need STEM Education for the Modern Job Market
- Closing the Minority Gap in STEM Education
- Why the Maker Movement and STEM Matter
- Education.com: Getting Kids Excited About STEM
- Edutopia: Infographic: The Value of a STEM Education
Brittany Marklin is a contributing writer for Learning Liftoff and a community manager for K12. She coordinates all K12 student contests and connects with families who pursue online education. She attended George Mason University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing, with a minor in tourism and events management. Brittany spent her first five years at K12 on the social media team where she aided with content and strategy for multiple channels, and helped construct K12’s user-generated content site, “What’s Your Story?” When she’s not working, Brittany loves spending time with her husband and daughter in North Carolina.