It's that time again - time for the Science Fair. And it's not too late to get involved. Many of these contests are well known and have been around for years. Others are new, but growing fast. Here are a few of the major competitions you may want to know about.
1. Intel International Science and Engineering Fair
This event claims to be the "world's largest international pre-college science competition" with "more than 1,500 high school students from about 70 countries, regions and territories..." It is open to high schoolers in grades 9-12, and awards $3 million in prizes each year. It will be held in Phoenix, Arizona on May 12-17, 2013.
For more information go to http://www.societyforscience.org/isef
2. The Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology
This contest holds a series of regional events, with the finalists competing in Washington D.C. in December. Registration for this year's competition begins May 1, 2013, with a deadline of September 30, 2013. Winners earn scholarships ranging from $1000 to $100,000.
Leran more http://www.siemens-foundation.org/en/competition.htm
3. Google Science Fair
Google announced their 3rd annual Google Science Fair, now the largest online science competition. In partnership with CERN, the LEGO Group, National Geographic and Scientific American, top prizes include a $50,000 scholarship, and trips to the Galpogos Islands and CERN. Submissions are due by April 30, 2013.
For more information visit https://www.googlesciencefair.com/en/2013/
For an exhaustive list of major international, national, regional and state fairs, visit http://physics.usc.edu/ScienceFairs/