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Contests and Grants, March 2011

The second annual PBS Teachers Innovation Awards recognizes educators who incorporate creative new practices and digital media into the classroom to improve student learning.
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The second annual PBS Teachers Innovation Awards recognizes 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 launches SUPERHERO video competition

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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

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Discovery Education and 3M announce the 2011 call for entries for the 13th annual Discovery Education 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

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