NSBE Jr. Resource Center


Ability One Design Challenge
The Design Challenge encourages students to develop assistive technologies that empower people with disabilities to overcome barriers to employment. Register today and receive updates and feedback as you embark on “What’s Next?” this school year.
Contact: Stephanie Hurd                      
Email: shurd@nish.org          
Phone:  571-226-4527
Grades: 9th - 12th
Availability: Nationally

CyberPatriot is the premier national high school cyber defense competition that is designed to give hands on exposure to the foundations of cyber security. CyberPatriot is not a hacking competition. CyberPatriot's goal is to excite students about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education.
Contact: info@uscyberpatriot.org        
Phone:  800-727-3337 x5834
Grades: 9th - 12th
Availability: Nationally

Through eCYBERMISSION and its entire portfolio of Army Educational Outreach Programs (AEOP), the U.S. Army is committed to answering the nation’s need for increased literacy in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Expanding STEM education opportunities across the country will not only improve our global competitiveness and national security; it will open doors to new career paths for American students that lead to a brighter tomorrow.
Contact: missioncontrol@eCybermission.com                                                            
Phone:  866-462-9237
Grades: 6th - 9th
Availability: Nationally

Future City
The Future City Competition is a national, project-based learning experience where students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade imagine, design, and build cities of the future. Students work as a team with an educator and engineer mentor to plan cities using SimCity™ 4 Deluxe software; research and write solutions to an engineering problem; build tabletop scale models with recycled materials; and present their ideas before judges at Regional Competitions in January. Regional winners represent their region at the National Finals in Washington, DC in February.
Contact: National Engineers Week Future City Competition
 1420 King Street
 Alexandria, VA
Phone: 1-877-636-9578
Grades: 6th - 8th
Availability: Nationally

The InvenTeam initiative, created by the Lemelson-MIT Program, offers an unparalleled opportunity for high school students to cultivate their creativity and experience invention.   InvenTeams are teams of high school students, teachers, and mentors that receive grants up to $10,000 each to invent technological solutions to real-world problems. Each InvenTeam chooses its own problem to solve.
Contact: inventeams@mit.edu
Phone:  617-452-2147
Grades: 9th - 12th
Availability: Nationally

National Stem Video Game Challenge
Inspired by the Educate to Innovate Campaign, President Obama’s initiative to promote a renewed focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education, the National STEM Video Game Challenge is a multi-year competition whose goal is to motivate interest in STEM learning among America’s youth by tapping into students’ natural passion for playing and making video games.
Contact: http://stemchallenge.org/ContactUs.aspx
Grades: 5th -8th
Availability: Nationally

Team America Rocketry Challenge
The Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) is the world's largest rocket contest, sponsored by the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) and the National Association of Rocketry (NAR). It was created in the fall of 2002 as a one-time celebration of the Centennial of Flight, but the enthusiasm about the event was so great that AIA and NAR were asked to hold the contest annually.
Contact: rocketcontest@aia-aerospace.org
Grades: 7th - 12th
Availability: Nationally