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    NSBE Jr. Explorer (TIC) - Middle School Division

    The NSBE Jr. Explorer Technical Innovations Competition is an annual national science fair program. This program gives pre-college students the opportunity to compete in and explore the many applications of science through projects and presentations. As they follow the program calendar, participants submit their project summary and research paper for scoring. Projects and presentations are judged and scored at the national competition. Students conduct research for no more than 12 months before the national competition, which is held at NSBE’s Annual Convention.

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    Try-Math-A-Lon (TMAL) Lower Division 9th/10th Grade

    Try-Math-A-Lon (TMAL) is a yearlong tutoring program meant to foster good study habits for minority students, groom them for success in STEM courses, help prepare them for standardized exams such as the ACT and SAT, and promote healthy competition and good sportsmanship. The TMAL competition is held between teams of four NSBE Jr. members and one alternate. Each team is composed of high school students in grades 9–10 or 11–12.  Participants are provided access to an online mathematics resource to support their yearlong learning. This tool enables students to earn points during the program year, as they engage in various activities. Students with the top scores win prizes. Students compete year round and advance to a culminating event at the national competition, which is held at NSBE’s Annual Convention.

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    FIRST® LEGO® League Jr.

    For children grade K-4, FIRST® LEGO® League Junior (FLL Jr.) young children's curiosity and directs it toward discovering the wonders of science and technology. This program features a real-world scientific concept to be explored through research, teamwork, construction, and imagination. Throughout the program year, adult coaches guide teams building a moving model made of LEGO® bricks to and developing a Show Me Poster to illustrate their journey. NSBE’s FLL Jr. showcase takes place at the Annual Convention. Students must be a participant of an active NSBE Jr. chapter.