News and Trends
Contests and Grants, March 2011
PBS innovative teachers
The second annual PBS
educators who incorporate
creative new practices and digital
media into the classroom to improve
student learning. Twelve educators will
be selected as first-prize winners.
For more info: www.pbs.org/teachers/innovators.
Deadline : March 31, 2011
Google Science Fair
The Google Science Fair is a global
online science competition designed
to inspire students’ interest in STEM
(science, technology, engineering,
and math) education, promote idea
sharing in these disciplines, and celebrate
outstanding student talent.
Any student around the world with
a computer, an Internet connection,
and a Web browser can participate.
The competition is open to students
aged 13 to 18.
Deadline : April 4, 2011
Samsung Techwin America’s Electronic
Imaging Division announced its new
SU PERHERO Competition. Any student
in grades K–12 who attends school in the
United States or its territories is eligible to
enter a digital video of one to three minutes
in length. Students are to portray a
historical character and will be judged on
presentation performance, character and
content accuracy, and content quality.
Deadlines: Winter competition
entries, due March 18; spring competition
entries, due June 17; autumn competition
entries, due September 23. One
student winner will be selected per
competition and will receive $500. In
addition, a SAMCAM 860 document
camera will be given to their class.
For more info: www.samsungk-12.com
Young Scientist Challenge
and 3M announce the
2011 call for entries
for the 13th annual
3M Young Scientist Challenge for students
in grades five through eight. Ten
finalists will be selected to receive an allexpense-
paid trip to the 3M Innovation
Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, to compete
in the final challenge in October
2011. The winner will receive $25,000.
For more info: www.youngscientistchallenge.com
Deadline : April 15, 2011