Competition and Fairs

If you are interested in a math- or science-based career, you should seriously consider paricipating in competitions or similar programs.  These opportunities will help you learn about the latest research and will offer a platform to begin research.  This site will be periodically updated.


Intel Science Talent Search
Since 1942, Science Service has made dreams come true through the Science Talent Search (STS). Intel is the sponsor of this nationwide competition-America's oldest and most highly regarded pre-college science contest.

Eligible students include high school seniors in the United States and territories, and American students attending school abroad. Each year, almost 2000 students accept the challenge of completing an entry for the Intel Science Talent Search, with finalists competing for the top prize, a $100,000 scholarship.

FIRST Robot Competition
FIRST inspires in young people, their schools and communities an appreciation of science and technology, and of how mastering these can enrich the lives of all. Corporate America provides economic and professional support to FIRST. Many Fortune 500 companies have significantly helped FIRST grow and are committed to its continued progress. Government organizations such as NASA are key partners in this worthwhile cause. FIRST represents a cooperative team effort by students, teachers, communities, corporations, and our government. or 800-871-8326

Junior Engineering Technical Societies (JETS)
A challenging academic team competition, The Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science program enables high school students to learn team development and problem-solving skills using classroom mathematics to solve real-world problems. The TEAMS competition is an annual one-day, two-part event that consists of an open-book, open-discussion exam taken by teams of four-to-eight high school students. TEAMS presents the multidisciplinary aspect of engineering work by illustrating how math and science concepts work together and are applied to solve real-world problems.



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