DiscoverE’s Future City Competition is a cross-curricular engineering program that encourages students in grades 6–8 to imagine, research, design, and build cities of the future. Students work in teams to identify problems, brainstorm ideas, develop solutions, and share their results. Competing teams are led by educators or professional engineering and technical mentors.First prize includes a trip to a space camp and $7,500; second prize, $5,000; third prize, $2,000; fourth and fifth prizes, $750.
Deadlines: October 21, 2016, for registration; January 2017 for regional competitions; February 18–21, 2017, for finals
On February 20, 2020, DiscoverE’sGirl Day, thousands of people—engineers, educators, and others—will act as role models, facilitate engineering activities, and educate girls about how engineers change the world. Key findings from DiscoverE’s reportDespite the Odds found that this simple formula helps girls develop an interest in engineering, builds confidence in their problem-solving skills, and creates a STEM identity.
We Share Solar empowers students to be global changemakers. By combining solar energy and engineering education with real-world applicability, trained teachers cultivate students’ interests in STEM subjects and inspire them to meet an immediate need in the developing world.
The Clean Tech Competition is a worldwide research and design challenge for precollege youth. The program encourages scientific understanding of real-world issues and the integration of environmentally responsible energy sources.