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mark your calendar with these December–January registration deadlines for selected academic competitions. View websites for competition format, dates, and fees. DECEMBER 1 ACSL Computer Science Contest—students in any grade work in groups on a timed competition held four times per year. River of Words Art and Poetry Contest—students ages 5–19 explore the history of their local watersheds and express what they discover. JANUARY 2 Young Playwrights National Playwriting Competition—students up to age 18 write a play that is evaluated by a theater professional. www. JANUARY 3 National Physics Olympiad—Physics teachers nominate students for this exam. DECEMBER 5 International Arts Olympiad—students ages 8–12 submit themed work. JANUARY 5 Profile in Courage Essay Contest—students in grades 9–12 write an essay about an elected official who has acted courageously to address a political issue. sHUtterstOck DECEMBER 14 eCYBERMISSION—students in grades 6–9 participate in this web-based science, math, and technology competition. MATHCOUNTS—schools register students in grades 6–8 to compete in school, chapter, and state contests. National Geography Bee—Principals register students in grades 4–8 for this test of geographic knowledge. JANUARY 6 MIT Think—High school students propose solutions to today’s technological challenges in order to benefit humanity. JANUARY 11 Letters About Literature—students in grades 4–12 submit letters to authors explaining how that author’s work influenced the student. DECEMBER 15 National Science Decathlon—students in grades 5–12 compete in a variety of events. JANUARY 30 American High School Theatre Festival—state, regional, and national theater organizations nominate top high school theater programs to perform at scotland’s fringe festival. DECEMBER 23 Mathematics Contest Centre—students in grades 3–9 compete in one of seven contests tailored to the appropriate grade level. JANUARY 14 AbilityOne Network Design Challenge— students in grades 9–12 develop assistive technologies to help people with disabilities overcome barriers to employment. JANUARY 31 The DuPont Challenge Science Essay Competition—students in grades 7–12 submit essays on a scientific or technological development, event, or theory. National Spanish Examination—spanish teachers register students for this exam, given in March and april. Volvo Adventure Prize—teens ages 13–16 submit projects to improve their local environment. DECEMBER 31 Internet Science and Technology Fair (ISTF)—students in elementary through high school choose a problem, research it, write a report, and create a website. President’s Environmental Youth Awards— students in grades k–12 who have completed an environmental project are eligible for this award. JANUARY 15 National Mythology Exam—schools register students in grades 3–9 for this multiple choice exam. JANUARY 18 How Does MATH Put the Action in Your Passion?—students in grades 6–8 show how their favorite hobby, sport, subject, or activity would not exist without math. www.mathmovesu. com/_res/r30/pdf/MiddleSchoolApp.pdf USA Biology Olympiad—teachers register their school and then nominate high school students to take the UsabO Open exam, held in January. 46 imagine nov/dec 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Imagine Magazine - Johns Hopkins - November/December 2012

Imagine Magazine - Johns Hopkins - November/december 2012
Big Picture
In My Own Words
Well of Dreams
Making History Personal
A World Full of Stories
The Month of Writing Dangerously
Japan Adventures
Storytelling 2.0
On the Frontline of Digital Journalism
Once Upon a Summer
Awakening the Storyteller
Selected Opportunities & Resources
On the Doorstep of Discovery
When You’re Ready to Do Research
Off the Shelf
Word Wise
Exploring Career Options
One Step Ahead
Planning Ahead for College
Students Review
Mark Your Calendar
Knossos Games

Imagine Magazine - Johns Hopkins - November/December 2012