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Clean Tech Competition

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

Learn more at the 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.

Learn more at the Envirothon competition website

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.

Learn more at the Genes in Space 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.

Learn more at the 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.

Learn more at the President’s environmental youth award website

Regeneron Science Talent Search

Regeneron STS is the nation’s most prestigious science research competition for high school seniors, providing a national stage for the country’s best and brightest young scientists to present original research to nationally recognized professional scientists. Students who enter Regeneron STS can look forward to exciting awards and experiences, with prizes up to $250,000. The top 300 scholars and 40 finalists will be announced in January 2020. Please email with any questions you may have, or start the application process here. Deadline for applications November 19, 2019.

Learn more at the Regeneron STS website

Roads on Mars

The ROADS on Mars challenge gives teams of students grades 3–12 a chance to tackle a mission to Mars, following in the path of the next rover — Mars 2020. Just like the next rover, teams will face challenges including engineering and programming, analysis of biological signatures and geologic features, not to mention flying to Mars and successfully landing. Top teams from across the country will win a trip to Kennedy Space Center for the launch of Mars 2020! The deadline for applications is November 15, 2019.

Learn more at the Roads on Mars website

Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Science Competition

The Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision science competition encourages K-12 students to imagine what technology might be like in the future while experiencing scientific process and discovery in an engaging, hands-on way. Let’s empower the next generation of inventors, scientists and leaders. It’s not too late to register your teams! Deadline for submissions is February 10.

Register online today!

Utah Robotics Competitions

Learn more at the Utah Robotics Competitions website