Competitions Which Require Participation in the Synopsys Championship
Broadcom MASTERS Competition
Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology, and Engineering for Rising Stars) Competition. As a result of this affiliation, all projects in the Junior Division which receive a category award of First Place will be automatically qualified into the Broadcom MASTERS competition. This is a nationwide competition for students in the sixth, seventh, and eighth grades. From the total entrant pool, 300 Semifinalists will be selected, including 30 Finalists who win an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., where they will compete for awards and prizes, including the top education award of $25,000. Complete details are available at their website, http://www.societyforscience.org/MASTERS.
CSSF — California State Science Fair
Top ranked middle and high school projects (grades 6–12) will be invited to attend the California State Science Fair, based on (1) the quality of the project at the Championship (ranking by judges), and (2) the number of spaces allotted to us by the California State Science Fair. We have great news. Our allotment numbers have shown a steady increase based on our recent successes. There will be 97 slots this year! Learn more: www.usc.edu/CSSF
Intel ISEF — Intel International Science and Engineering Fair
The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), the world’s largest international pre-college science competition, provides an annual forum for more than 1,500 high school students from over 70 countries, regions, and territories to showcase their independent research as they compete for more than $3 million annually. grades 9–12. Our Championship typically sends 9-10 projects to this competition. http://www.societyforscience.org/isef/
Competitions Which DO NOT Require Participation in the Synopsys Championship
Clean Tech Competition (sponsored by Center for Science Teaching & Learning)
The Clean Tech Competition is a research and design challenge for pre-college youth that builds on sound scientific understanding of real-world issues and the integration of science, English/language arts, mathematics, technology, the arts, and the design process to inspire all students toward achievement and make them aware of the impact of science and technology on the 21st century world. Each year, the competition will address a clean technology issue that is grounded in core technological competency areas and focuses on the next great engineering challenges. The competition is designed to foster a deeper understanding of science and technology, recognize outstanding talent, and prepare the next generation of globally competitive innovators.
DE-YSC — Discovery Education/3M Young Scientist Challenge:
Middle school students create a 1-2 minute video describing a new innovation or solution that could solve or impact an everyday problem related to how we live, how we work or how we play. Ten finalists are chosen for their passion for science, spirit of innovation and communication skills
Learn more: http://www.youngscientistchallenge.com/
International Sustainable World Energy Engineering Environment Project Olympiad.
The mission of I-SWEEEP is to create a collaborative yet competitive environment in which students can present their innovative ideas on today’s challenges in energy, engineering, and the environment, and creating a more sustainable world for tomorrow.
Learn details at http://isweeep.org/.
The Synopsys Championship qualifies 2 projects to compete in this event, May .
Siemens Westinghouse — Science & Technology Competition
High School Student Competition. Learn more:
MIT THINK Competition
THINK stands for Technology for Humanity guided by Innovation, Networking, and Knowledge. The competition challenges high school students to take a refreshing approach to designing a technological solution to a social problem. Learn more. MIT THINK competition
Stockholm Junior Water Prize Competition
The Stockholm Junior Water Prize is the world’s most prestigious youth award for a water-related science project. The prize taps into the unlimited potential of today’s high school students as they seek to address current and future water challenges. Any high school student (grade 9-12) with a water-related science project is eligible to participate in the Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition. Teams of up to three students may enter; however, only one state representative is guaranteed a trip to the national competition to present their team project.
Learn more. Stockholm Junior Water Prize