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mark your calendar with these June-September registration deadlines for selected academic competitions. view websites for competition format, dates, and fees. JUNE 1 JULY 2 International Graphic Arts Education Association Gutenberg Award-Students in grade 7 through college submit entries from photography, print graphics, or website. NCTE Program to Recognize Excellence in Student Literary magazines-(submission deadline) Judges evaluate and rank middle and high school literary magazines. The Solar Car Challenge-Teams of high school students design, engineer, build, evaluate, and race roadworthy solar cars. JULY 7 JUNE 15 Goi Peace foundation International Essay Contest for young People-Young people from around the world elaborate on a theme (2015: Building Peace in our Hearts and Minds), expressing their vision for the future and including examples of studies they would like to engage in. www.goipeace. The Nation Student writing Contest- (submission deadline) High school students submit an essay of 800 words or less in response to an annual question. JULY 10 Creative minds Imagine Poetry Contest-(submission deadline) Students in two age categories submit up to three poems of 30 lines or less. creativeminds.html JULY 1 4-H wildlife Habitat Evaluation Program- Teams of students aged 14-19 evaluate wildliferelated subjects and write rural and urban wildlife management plans. Students ages 8-13 can participate at the state level only. USA Computing olympiad-Students in grades 9-12 register online for programming contests held in fall, winter, and spring. U.S. Senate youth Program-Each state nominates two delegates and alternates in grades 11-12 who are elected student leaders. State deadlines vary; see website for details. SEPTEMBER 1 Japan media festival-(submission deadline) Amateurs and professionals submit work such as interactive art, video, websites, games, animation, and comics. SEPTEMBER 21 National Junior Horticultural Association Environmental Awareness Project-Individuals or groups of students ages 15-18 submit a written report about a project they've completed to improve the environment in an ecologically sensitive manner. environmental-awareness AUGUST 10 Torrance Legacy Creative writing Awards- Students in grades 2-12 submit their best poetry, short story, visual art, music composition, or description of their invention. SEPTEMBER FIRST LEGo League-Using LEGO MINDSTORMS kits, teams of students ages 9-14 build robots to meet the year's challenge (2015: TRASH TREK) and then compete at the local and state level. (Students ages 6-9 may participate in Jr. FLL.) SEPTEMBER 30 Siemens Competition in math, Science, and Technology-(submission deadline) As individuals or as members of two- or three-person teams, high school students submit research projects in one of 19 categories. word wise solution (from page 37) odyssey of the mind-Schools or community groups register teams of up to seven students in kindergarten through college. Packets with rules and problems are mailed in late August/early September to coaches of registered teams. Visit your state's OM website to find registration deadlines for regional competitions. United States Academic Decathlon-Schools register teams of nine students in grades 9-12 for this themed competition. State deadlines vary; see website for details. 46 imagine 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