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2014 Kavli Science Video Contest

The USA Science & Engineering Festival, in association with the Kavli Foundation, is launching the “Science in Fiction” video contest. The theme of the challenge is inspired by the Science & Entertainment Exchange, a program of the National Academy of Sciences. Using popular movies, TV shows, and video games, students will investigate cutting edge advances in science and engineering to explore how science fictional scenes could be realized using current and developing technologies.

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School Gardens: Planting the Seeds for Fresh Learning

The Whole Kids Foundation has teamed up with FoodCorps to create the School Garden Grant Program, which awards $2,000 to fund school gardening projects. All types of school gardens are encouraged to apply and gardens can come from anywhere llike rural or urban settings, or the windowsill or the playground.

Deadline: October 31, 2013

To learn more about the School Garden Grant Program, or apply, click here.


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W.K. Kellogg Foundation - Family Engagement Proposal

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is giving $5 million of funding to organizations that have developed a proposal that addresses the obstacles faced by low-income families.

Proposals that emphasize family engagement, the shared responsibility of families, schools and communities for student learning and achievement, in education are highly encouraged to apply.

Selected applicants will be asked to provide a full proposal and if chosen, the selected organizatiion can receive up to $500,000 in funding for up to three years.

Deadline: September 23, 2013

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Spirit of Innovation Challenge

The Conrad Foundation's, Spirit of Innovation Challenge encourages teams of 2-5 members , ages 13-18 to apply science, technology, engineering , or mathematics skills in collaboration with creativity and entrepreneuship to develop a product or service to increase global sustainability in one of four catagories.

The top 5 teams in each category will be invited to attend the Innovation Summit from April 5-8, 2013 hosted at the NASA Johnson Space Centerwhere they will present their product or service and compete to to win over $40,000 in grants and commercialization opportunities.

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Autodesk 123D Design Challenge

Enter the Autodesk® 123D® Design Challenge and design the next amazing product or innovate an exisiting product to win a MakerBot® Replicator® 2 Desktop 3D printer, a 123D Design Premium Account Membership, a free 3D print of your design, e-patches, and the right to have your work showcased on the Autodesk® Facebook and Community pages. Participants must be 13-18 years old, must use the (free) Autodesk® 123D® Design app and must upload the project on Instructables by October 21, 2013.

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After School Innovator Awards

The Afterschool Alliance and MetLife Foundation are seeking innovative and potentially lesser known afterschool programs that excel at engaging middle schoolers. Nominate an afterschool program for a chance to win one of five $10,000 MetLife Foundation Afterschool Innovator Awards. Additionally, winners and other notable nominees will be featured in a special series of Afterschool Alliance issue briefs.  Submission deadline: October 14, 2013.

Nominate a program in one of our four issue areas:

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Vernier/NSTA Technology Award

The Vernier/NSTA Technology award is a financial reward for teachers who use technology in  innovative ways in their classrooms. Teacher can win a cash prize of $1,000, $3,000 in Vernier merchandise, and up to $1,500 to be used towards travel expenses for the NSTA National Convention.

Deadline: November 30, 2013

To access information about the Vernier/ NSTA Award, please click here.

Southern California Edison Scholars Program

Southern California Edison seeks to assist students in their academic ventures by providing college scholarships to deserving high school students. Edison specifically looks for students who hope to pursue STEM related fields.

To access information about the Southern California Edison Scholars Program, click here.

Digital Wish

Digital Wish is a lesson plan database centered around using digial media submited by teachers.  Aside from lesson plans, this website also offers opportunities for grants and funding to teachers.  Digial Wish has donated over $10 million dollars to schools.  Visit their website to learn more about how you can access lesson plans and apply for grants.

To access information about Digital Wish, click here.

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STEM Impact Award 2013

The Afterschool Alliance and the Noyce Foundation are awarding exceptional afterschool STEM programs with one of two $10,000 Impact Awards. To be eligible, the program applying must clearly demonstrate that it has a strong positive impact on its participants and can serve as a model program for other afterschool STEM programs. Along with the cash award, the winning programs will have considerable recognition nationwide.

Application Deadline: May 15, 2013.

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