Students Asked to Take 'ExploraVision' Challenge
The contest deadline is in January.
Students can apply now to a worldwide science competition put on by the Clarendon-based National Science Teachers Association in partnership with Tobisha.
The ExploraVision challenge asks students to work in a team of two to four to design technologies that could exist in 20 years, according to a press release from Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision.
As part of the project, students have to provide an overview of their project and describe a research project that would have to done to make it happen. They would also include a website with a depiction of their technology.
“The key to cultivating and sustaining the next generation’s interest in science, technology, engineering and math is to engage them in discovery and innovation,” stated Gerry Wheeler, interim executive director for NSTA.
Since the program’s inception in 1992, more than 300,000 students have submitted projects. Students on the four first place Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision winning teams will each receive a $10,000 U.S. Series EE Savings Bond (at maturity. The eight teams will also receive an expenses-paid trip with their families, mentor and coach to Washington, D.C. for a gala awards weekend in June 2013.
Applications for the 2013 competition are available online at ExploraVision.org. The deadline for all projects is Jan. 31, 2013.