Regional Middle/High School STEM Awards

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Featuring awards across the following categories:

Student Awards:

Focus excellence in a STEM field (1 per category – up to 10 total):

Advanced Manufacturing
Agricultural Science
Bio Technology
Energy
Geospatial
Healthcare
Information Technology (IT)
Nanotechnology
Robotics
Sports

Regional excellence in STEM (1 per county – up to 13 total)

People’s Choice Award (1 total)

Teacher Awards:

(One per category, up to 3 total):

Best STEM Integration
Most Innovative
Best Community Connection


Open to:

6-12th grade students or teachers in any of the following counties:

North Carolina: Mecklenburg, Gaston, Lincoln, Rowan, Iredell, Stanly, Union, Anson, Catawba, Cabarrus, Cleveland

South Carolina: York, Lancaster


Judging Criteria:

Please click here to download a copy of the 2014 Rubric.

Judging Criteria will include:

STEM content
Need / Rationale
Research
Design
Entrepreneurship
Data Collection / Project Analysis (What is your impact? What worked? What didn’t?)
Communication (entry documentation--including forms/reports/multimedia)

Submission Period:  March 10-24, 2014

LAST CHANCE!  FINAL DEADLINE EXTENSION! SUBMISSION CLOSE AT NOON ON WEDNESDAY APRIL 9.

NOTE:  All submissions will be judged according to a published rubric. Submissions that meet a minimum score for excellence will advance to nomination status.   A category with no nominations shall not be awarded that year.

People’s Choice Voting Period: tbd

Awards Ceremony: May 21, 2014 (to be broadcast May 22, 2014)


Update March 06, 2014:

Please watch this video for the 2014 Entry Form Walkthrough.  Entry Form will be made available from this website on Monday, March 10.  You will not be able to save an entry to return to edit--you must complete the full entry at one time, so while it is not required to watch the video, it is advisable to watch the full video prior to beginning your entry.

CamStudio free video capture software:  http://camstudio.org

Awards team contact email: stemawards(at)cpcc.edu.  Please note: submissions made to this address will be disregarded--all entries must be made via the entry form once it is available.