Imagine Magazine - Johns Hopkins - May/June 2015 - (Page 28)

Selected Opportunities & resources: energy This list features some excellent opportunities available to middle and high school students. visit our website at for links to additional summer programs, competitions, and recommended websites. COMPETITIONS BioenergizemE Infographic Challenge Teams of students in grades 9-12 research one of four bioenergy topics and design an infographic that reflects their chosen topic. Selected infographics are promoted nationally on the challenge website and via social media. One team of students will be selected to present their infographic at the 2015 Bioenergy Technologies Office annual conference in Washington, DC. gov/eere/bioenergy/infographic-challenge Broadcom mASTERS Top-scoring middle school students from local, state, or regional SSP-affiliated science fairs are nominated for this competition. Finalists receive an allexpenses-paid trip to Washington, DC, for the national contest, where they compete for a top prize of $25,000. CTy Cogito Research Awards Eligible middle and high school students submit research proposals for consideration. Each year, up to 10 students receive a grant to help fund their project and are paired with a mentor who supports them virtually through the research process. (See website for eligibility criteria.) cty-cogito-research-award 28 imagine Davidson fellows Awards Exploravision Discovery 3m young Scientist Challenge Google Science fair Students ages 18 and under submit a significant piece of work in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, literature, music, philosophy, or "outside the box." Eight to fifteen students are typically selected each year and named Davidson Fellows. Fellows receive a $50,000, $25,000, or $10,000 scholarship and are recognized for their achievements in Washington, DC. Students in grades 5-8 begin by submitting a video entry in which they explain a scientific concept. The field of semifinalists (one student from each state and the District of Columbia) is narrowed to 10 finalists, who receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, DC. There, students compete in a series of individual and team challenges for the top prize of a $25,000 savings bond. (See page 10 for an article about this program.) eCyBERmISSIoN! Teams of 3-4 students in grades 6-9 choose a "Mission Challenge" and use science, technology, engineering, and math to solve a real problem in their community related to alternative sources of energy; environment; food, health, and fitness; forces and motion; national security and safety; robotics; or technology. The first- and second-place winning state teams receive a $1,000 or $500 U.S. savings bond per member, respectively; first-place regional winners receive a $2,000 savings bond per student and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, DC, for the national competition, where each member of the winning team receives a $5,000 savings bond. Teams of students in grades K-12 submit designs for new technology that benefits society. Regional winners receive a notebook computer and software for their school and build a website and prototype of their design. Members of first- and second-place teams each receive a $10,000 and $5,000 savings bond, respectively, and an allexpenses-paid trip to Washington, DC, for an awards ceremony. Students ages 13-18 investigate an area of science or engineering and enter their projects online. The grand prize includes a $50,000 scholarship, a trip to the Galapagos Islands, and an "experience" at a sponsoring organization. In addition, one finalist or team from each of three age categories receives a $25,000 scholarship. Additional prizes include money to help students develop their projects and cash for schools. Igniting Creative Energy Challenge Students in grades K-12 share their ideas about energy and water efficiency through artwork, science projects, essays, music, videos, websites, and more. One student from each of three age categories will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the National Energy Efficiency Forum in Washington, DC, where they will share their ideas with government and energy leaders. May/June 2015

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Imagine Magazine - Johns Hopkins - May/June 2015

Big Picture
In My Own Words Daniel Kammen, Professor of Energy, UC Berkeley
A Solar-Powered Solution to the Water Crisis Using the sun to purify water
The PolluCell Generating electricity using waste and pollution
More than a Race The Solar Car Challenge
Energy Agenda The power of teen research
Energized! A crash course in fuels of the future
Grease Is Good Helping the environment and the community with biofuel
Fueled by Algae Sara Volz and the powerful potential of pond scum
The Future of Energy Five careers in green power
My Sanskrit Yaatra Connecting with my culture through language
Devoted Awareness My internship with Until There’s a Cure
Selected Opportunities and Resources
Off the Shelf Review of Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man
Word Wise
Exploring Career Options Interview with green architect Andrew Thompson
One Step Ahead Six things incoming college students should know
Planning Ahead for College Developing your passions
Students Review: University of Pennsylvania
Creative Minds Imagine
Mark Your Calendar
Knossos Games

Imagine Magazine - Johns Hopkins - May/June 2015