Imagine Magazine - Johns Hopkins - September/October 2012 - (Page 46)

mark your calendar with these October–November registration deadlines for selected academic competitions. View websites for competition format, dates, and fees. OCTOBER Future Problem Solving Program—schools register teams of students in grades 4–12 to propose solutions to complex societal problems. see website for state affiliates. National German Exam—German teachers register students in German ii-iv. Tests are administered in december and January. shUTTErsTock OCTOBER 1 Siemens Competition in Math, Science, and Technology—As individuals or as members of two- or three-person teams, high school students submit research projects in one of 14 categories. NOVEMBER 1 Botball—over 6 weeks, students in grades 6–12 learn to program in c and use a kit to build and program a robot that can operate autonomously. Quill and Scroll Yearbook Excellence Contest— students in grades 9–12 submit yearbook work. Awards are presented in 12 divisions, including student Life, clubs or organizations, Academics, and Feature Photo. OCTOBER 15 AAN Neuroscience Prizes—students in grades 9–12 submit original laboratory research on neuroscience topics. awards/? Harvard–MIT Mathematics Tournament— schools register teams of eight students; individuals and teams of fewer than eight may request to be matched with other students to form a team. Math Olympiads for Elementary and Middle School (MOEMS)—Teams of up to 35 students may participate in five contests administered from november to march. National Geographic Bee—Principals register schools, grades 4–8, for this test of geographic knowledge held at school, state, and national levels. (Fee increases after october 15; final registration deadline is december 9.) www. NOVEMBER 2 High School Mathematical Contest in Modeling—Faculty advisors register teams of up to four students by 2:00 p.m.; problems are posted on the Web site at 3:01 p.m. Teams may choose any consecutive 36-hour block (beginning when the team logs on) between then and nov. 22 to complete their problems. Prudential Spirit of Community Awards— middle and high school students who have made a difference in their community submit applications online. A certifier (the school’s principal or leader of county 4-h group, Girl scout council, American red cross chapter, ymcA, or affiliate of handson network) must review the application by nov. 2. http:// NOVEMBER 23 U.S. Academic Triathlon—middle school students work as individuals and as part of a team to solve a series of academic challenges. OTHER FALL DEADLINES Scholastic Art and Writing Awards—students in grades 7–12 submit their work in 16 visual arts and 11 writing categories. regional deadlines vary, with some as early as november. see website for details. word wise solution (from page 37) Solution: All in the Mind S T R O O P T H E R E E P A I S T Y B P T I O U M P P P F A F R I O I N A T T M O S A M Y G D A C L L A O D A C R E A G E S K E R I A X O N OCTOBER 19 youngARTS—(submission deadline is october 30.) high school seniors apply in one or more disciplines: dance, film and video, jazz, music, photography, theatre, visual arts, voice, and writing. NOVEMBER 3 AMC 8—schools register students in grades 6–8. (Lower fee for registering by october 6.) http:// L A O S A C N E NOVEMBER 14 Intel Science Talent Search—high school seniors submit a report of up to 20 pages for their research project, as well as an online application, teacher recommendations, a project recommendation (completed by the supervising scientist), and a school report completed by a counselor. OCTOBER 31 Design TASC Challenge: Blowing in the Wind—Teams of high school students design, build, and test a device to complete a task on a theme (2012: The importance of alternative transportation). U N P E S T A U R A T S A R B E E N S P C A O N M P O L A E R T S E U A S N S S C W A P E E G T O Y E A R S O M A 46 imagine sept/oct 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Imagine Magazine - Johns Hopkins - September/October 2012

Imagine Magazine - Johns Hopkins - September/October 2012
Big Picture
In My Own Words
The Proper Care and Feeding of the Teenage Brain
Building Brain Power Through the International Brain Bee
CTY Neuroscience
Same and Different
Braingate: Turning Thoughts Into Action
Shedding Light on Schizophrenia
Unraveling the Mysteries of Memory
Through the Looking Glass
Selected Opportunities & Resources
Fencing Lessons
Off the Shelf
Word Wise
Exploring Career Options
One Step Ahead
Planning Ahead for College
Students Review
Creative Minds Imagine
Mark Your Calendar
Knossos Games

Imagine Magazine - Johns Hopkins - September/October 2012