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mark your calendar with these registration deadlines for selected academic competitions. Inquire about competition format, dates, and fees. See our website at www.cty.jhu. edu/imagine for links to these and many more academic competitions. vEER EARLY FEBRUARY Christopher Columbus Awards for Community Innovation—Teams of students in grades 6–8 and an appointed coach use science and technology to tackle a community issue. U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad— Teachers nominate students ages 13–18 who have taken high school chemistry. Local tests held in March; national exam is in late April. FEBRUARY 5 Quill and Scroll International Writing and Photo Contest— High schools may submit four entries in each of 12 categories. FEBRUARY 12 Kids Philosophy Slam—Students write, create poetry, music, or artwork about their personal experiences regarding a philosophical question posed each year (2010: Is the Pen Mightier than the Sword?) MARCH 1 EngineerGirl Survival Design Challenge—Boys and girls in grades 3–12 are given a scenario wherein they are lost and in possession of certain supplies. They write an essay describing how they would deal with one of three challenges presented to them. Young Naturalist Awards—Students in grades 7–12 undertake explorations in biology, astronomy, or earth science, and then write up their findings in an essay (word count varies by grade level). FEBRUARY 1 Kaplan/NEWSWEEK My Turn Essay Competition—High school students submit an original essay sharing their opinion, experience, or personal feeling. www.kaptest. com/oneo /essay/rules.jhtml Young Epidemiology Scholars Competition (Y.E.S.)—High school juniors and seniors submit reports of research projects they have conducted that apply epidemiological methods of analysis to a health-related issue. identify a problem and invent a solution. Categories have included consumer products, assistive devices for the disabled/elderly, safety devices, and environment. http:// FEBRUARY 18 Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling—Teams of up to three high school students may participate in this online contest. contests/icm/index.html MARCH 22 National Federation of Press Women High School Communications Contest—Students in grades 9–12 submit work in one of the following categories: cartooning, column, editorial, feature, feature photo, graphics, news, opinion, review, single page layout, sports, or sports photos. State deadlines vary. FEBRUARY 22 NCTE Achievement Awards in Writing—High school English departments nominate high school juniors; students submit prose or verse and write a timed impromptu theme. MARCH 1–28 National French Contest—French teachers register students in elementary through high school to take this exam offered at five levels. Check website for registration dates through regional administrators. www. MARCH 25 Physics Bowl—Schools register to administer this 45-minute exam to students in grades 9–12. www.aapt. org/contests/physicsbowl.cfm FEBRUARY 2 Davidson Fellows Award—Students ages 17 and under submit a significant piece of work in science, technology, mathematics, literature, music, philosophy, or “outside the box.” ExploraVision—Teams of students in grades K–12 submit designs for new technology that benefits society. National Peace Essay Contest— Through their contest coordinator, students in grades 9–12 submit a 1,500-word essay in response to the year’s topic (2010–2011: Governance, Corruption, and Conflict). FEBRUARY 28 Young Eco-Heroes Award—Students ages 8–16 complete individual projects concerning environmental advocacy, research, or protection. MARCH 15 Trinity College Fire-Fighting Home Robot Contest—Contestants in three categories—junior (grades 8 and below), high school, and senior (anyone beyond high school)—build autonomous robots that navigate a model of a house to locate and extinguish a lit candle. word wise solution (from page 35) MARCH Destination ImagiNation—Teams of students in four grade divisions work in teams to solve problems with a range of difficulty, some involving minimal engineering activities, and others requiring extensive engineering solutions. Current problem summaries can be found online. MARCH 19 Lemelson-MIT InventTeams—Teams of high school students in grades 9–12, their teachers, and mentors 46 imagine Jan/feb 2011

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Imagine Magazine - Johns Hopkins - January/February 2011

Imagine Magazine - Johns Hopkins - January/february 2011
Big Picture
In My Own Words
Becoming Environmentally Eloquent
Bacteria vs. Polystyrene: Getting the Toxins Out
Feat of Clay
What Lies Beneath
Clean & Green?
Ocean Embrace
Selected Opportunities & Resources
Making the Most of Public School
Word Wise
One Step Ahead
Exploring Career Options
Off the Shelf
Planning Ahead for College
Students Review
Creative Minds Imagine
Mark Your Calendar
Knossos Games

Imagine Magazine - Johns Hopkins - January/February 2011