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Genes in Space

Genes in SpaceTM started in 2015 as a collaboration between Boeing and miniPCR with the goal of inspiring young minds to solve real-world problems in the biological and physical sciences.

Teachers — Here’s how you can turn contest submissions into a class assignment that’s aligned with national standards.

Genes in Space website

Clean Tech Competition

Clean Tech Competition is an international research and design challenge for pre-university students.

Clean Tech Competition website


The Envirothon is a natural resource competition for high school students. Teams of five students must, over the course of the school year, prepare themselves for this two-day outdoor competition, usually held in late April each year.

Envirothon competition website

Utah Robotics Competitions

Utah Robotics Competitions website

National Youth Science Camp (NYSC) Summer 2017

Every year Utah chooses two of its most outstanding high school seniors with an interest in STEM to participate in the National Youth Science Camp. The camp takes place on the east coast (mostly West Virginia with a trip to Washington D.C.). At the camp, students will participate with other students from all over the country in learning projects and activities to broaden their exposure to new fields in science and engineering. The camp includes a trip to Washington D.C for 4 days to study national science concerns in meetings with scientists and includes a luncheon with members of the US Senate.

NYSC website

President’s Environmental Youth Award

Each year the PEYA program honors a wide variety of projects developed by young individuals, school classes (kindergarten through high school), summer camps, public interest groups, and youth organizations to promote environmental awareness. Thousands of young people from all 50 states and the U.S. territories have submitted projects to EPA for consideration. Evaluation results consistently demonstrate that participation in the PEYA program is frequently a life-changing experience for many of the young people and their project sponsors.

President’s environmental youth award website