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  • STEM Competitions for K-12 Educators

    Math Music Madness Lesson Plan Competition

    Music is an amazing way to help student understand patterns, learn languages, and even reduce anxiety or stress. ORISE wants to see how you can incorporate music into a STEM lesson plan to help build a better understanding of a subject. All K-12 teachers are invited to create and submit a math or science lesson plan that incorporates music for a chance to win a mini-grant! Three teachers who submit lesson plans will be selected to receive mini-grants up to $1,500 to help buy equipment for their classroom!

    The deadline for this contest is January 31. Visit the STEM Competitions for K-12 Educators page for more info!

  • STEM Competitions for K-12 Educators

    New Year, New Tune January Social Media Contest

    Teachers, the year is fresh and new and we want to know someone who inspired you last year or someone who has continued to inspire you through the years. Throughout the month of January we want to know your answer to the question: Who is a STEM role model to you and why? To enter the contest, follow @ORISEconnect on social media, fill out this the survey below, and comment your answer on the post.

    The deadline for this contest is January 31. Visit the STEM Competitions for K-12 Educators page for more info!

  • STEM Competitions for K-12 Students

    Kid Inventor’s Day Student Challenge

    January 17 is Kid Inventors’ Day! This month, ORISE wants to celebrate with all K-12 students by letting them express their creativity and problem solving skills through an invention. We are asking that you use the engineering design process and develop your own invention to solve a problem in your community. TWELVE prizes will be awarded with three winners per grade band.

    The deadline for this contest is January 31. Visit the STEM Competitions for K-12 Students page for more info!