Since 2012, in the fall of each year, children across the globe have taken part in the Cardboard Challenge as a way to gear up for Imagination’s Day of Play. It all began following the success of the short film Caine's Arcade, the story of a nine-year-old boy and his elaborate cardboard arcade. Imagination’s Day of Play is a special day in October commemorating the flash mob that came out to make Caine’s day in the film. At the heart of the challenge is an opportunity for children to build whatever they can dream up using cardboard, recycled materials, and their imagination. The challenge can take place over multiple days or weeks, or be held as a one-day party. Some challenges have involved intricate ideation and design stages before children build prototypes; others are total free-for-alls as children build and play. Teachers can share their students’ ideas and creations with the world, using the hashtags #cardboardchallenge and #dayofplay on their social media posts.
Deadline: Ongoing, leading up to Day of Play on the First Saturday in October
The Junior Science and Humanities Symposia (JSHS) is designed to challenge and engage students (grades 9–12) in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM). The three-day event is organized by the United States Army, Navy, and Air Force and administered by the National Science Teachers Association, a nonprofit STEM education organization.
The KidWind Project and WindWinRI are hosting the twelfth annual REcharge Academy at the University of Rhode Island’s Coastal Resources Center in Narragansett, Rhode Island, on July 15–18, 2019. The four-day training will focus on wind power and the future of offshore wind.
Women @ NASA features short films that explore the careers and backgrounds of career women who work for NASA in each of the STEM areas.The website includes a collection of 64 videos and essays from women across the agency who contribute to NASA’s mission in many different ways.