Opportunities

Everyone Participates

STEM Fair - The Fayette County STEM Fair showcases and celebrates the accomplishments of our students and their use of technology to support science, engineering, mathematics, and the arts. All FCPS STLP groups participate.

STLP State Opportunities

STLP Fall Showcase - K-12. Regional competition and a stepping stone to the STLP State Championship for some categories. Registration by October 30, 2012.

STLP Winter Virtual Competition - K-12. Twenty categories. Registration and submission by January 4, 2013. 

STLP State Championship - K-12.  More than 20 categories. Some categories require pre-qualification, but not all. Registration by March 1, 2013.

Robotics Opportunities

STLP RCX Robo Challenge Xtreme

FIRST LEGO League

Other Opportunities

Doodle4Google - Watch for this right after the first of the year. K-12

eInstruction Interactive Classroom Makeover
Due October 26, 2012
Make a short, creative music video demonstrating how teachers and students use technology to enhance learning in the classroom. First place is a $75,000 classroom make over.

KSBA Scholarships
Due February 1, 2013
This Web design contest is for seniors interested in pursuing graphic design, Web design or other arts. The Web technology contest asks students to develop creative way(s) to use Web technology in education. Students entering the design contest are required to develop a home page and one interior page for a website and a video describing their work. The site should be related to a school class or club and should reflect a collaborative effort between the “client” and the designer. 

Central Kentucky Inventors Conference
May 2013
STLP Inventor/Entrepreneurs, Central Kentucky Public Library Main Street, Lexington

Future City Competition
Registration May - October

Middle school students compete in the areas science, math and engineering.  There are also large components of writing and public speaking. Participating students will use SimCity™ 4 Deluxe software to design a virtual Future City model incorporating their ideas.  Then they will build a physical model using recycled materials which can cost no more than $100 to build. For more information, contact Regional Coordinator, Joe Percefull at joe.percefull@oldham.kyschools.us

Keep-It-Real Video Contest - Watch for this right after the first of the year. High school students are invited to make a 30-second video to prevent underage drinking.

Kentucky Green and Healthy Schools Program
Grants for up to $800 per project are available to schools participating in the KGHS program who are implementing any energy saving improvement project.

LEGO Smart Creativity Contest
Due October 14, 2011, 5 PM
Create a video, no longer than 150 seconds, that showcases how LEGO Education Solutions are used to spark student innovation. Grand prize is a $5,000 LEGO gift certificate. The first 8,000 entries receive a free LEGO Smart Kit.

National Geographic Kids Photo Contest - Click FUN STUFF, Contests
The current contest is open August 1, 2011 - October 31, 2011, for ages 6-14. If this date has past, check back next year.

Samsung Hope for Children
Application due by October 31, 2011
If selected, videos due by January 3, 2012
Samsung is asking 6th- 12th grade public school teachers across the U.S. to create videos with their students that answer the challenge: “Show how STEM can help improve the environment in your community?” From August 22 through October 31, teachers can complete an online application to be selected to participate in the video contest. The 25 selected classrooms will receive a Samsung camcorder and Adobe video editing software to create videos responses. The top 12 videos will be posted on Samsung.com for online voting and the top 5 schools, including a winner chosen by the public through online voting, will be invited to attend an awards ceremony. Twelve schools in all will be awarded a minimum of $70,000 in technology for their efforts.

THINKQUEST
ThinkQuest is a Kentucky category at STLP State. The ThinkQuest International Competition for students 9-19 years old, challenges students to solve a real-world problem by applying their critical thinking, communication, and technology skills. Your school may enter ThinkQuest Projects, Digital Media, and Application Development. The school principal will be asked to verify the school before the school can get the free account and begin working.

UK E-Day -1-12. Watch for this right after the first of the year. E-Day 2011 offered over 20 contests with prizes and giveaways.

Veterans History Project - Students and youth groups throughout the United States are encouraged to create and submit veteran interviews.

 

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