WTVI Middle/High School STEM Awards

and  

Third Regional Middle/High School STEM Awards
for Teachers and Students

Competition open to:

TEACHERS and STUDENTS 6-12th grade in the following counties:

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

South Carolina: York, Lancaster



Competition award categories:

Student Awards:

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

Advanced Manufacturing
Aerospace
Agricultural Science
Biotechnology
Energy
Healthcare
Information Technology (IT) / Software Development
Robotics
Sports
Vehicles & Transportation

People’s Choice Award (1 award total)

Teacher Awards:

(One award per category, up to 3 total):

Best STEM Integration
Most Innovative
Best Community Connection


Judging Criteria:

Please click here to download a copy of the 2016 Rubric.

Please click here to download a copy of the questions from the 2016 submission form.

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)

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.

Students must choose a STEM field that best fits the nature of their project, as the judging team includes not only a core of CPCC STEM educational staff, but also special review/consideration by knowledgeable subject matter experts from those fields.  It is expected that a Healthcare project may not get the best content feedback from an Advanced Manufacturing expert, etc.

Teachers do not have to choose a category, and need only submit a project they feel exemplifies one or all of the aspects of STEM integration, innovation, and/or community connection.  The project that best represents a particular award category will receive that award, judged only in respect to the other teacher submissions that year.

Submissions Open: Monday, January 18, 2016
Submission Deadline: Monday, March 14, 2016
People’s Choice Voting Period: March 28-April 1, 2016
Televised awards show taping: Thursday, May 5, 2016