Teacher Contests

Competitions That DO NOT Require Participation in the
Thomas Alva Edison Kiwanis Regional Science & Engineering Fair

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching


The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) are the nation’s highest honors for teachers of mathematics and science (including computer science). Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspiration to their communities, and leaders in the improvement of mathematics and science education.

Since 1983, more than 4,400 teachers have been recognized for their contributions in the classroom and to their profession. If you know great teachers, nominate them to join this prestigious network of professionals.

Learn more: https://www.paemst.org


Shell Science Lab Challenge

The Shell Science Lab Challenge, sponsored by Shell Oil Company (Shell) and administered by NSTA, encourages teachers (grades 6–12) in the U.S. and Canada, who have found innovative ways to deliver quality lab experiences with limited school and laboratory resources, to share their approaches for a chance to win up to $93,000 in prizes, including a grand prize school science lab makeover support package valued at $20,000. Learn more: https://www.nsta.org/shellsciencelab


The TOMODACHI Toshiba Science & Technology Leadership Academy

The TOMODACHI Toshiba Science & Technology Leadership Academy is an annual one-week, cross-cultural science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) exchange and leadership program for 16 high school students and eight teachers from Japan and the U.S. This August, program participants from both countries will work together in Tokyo to develop a disaster-resilient, smart community of the future. With counsel from Toshiba engineers and a visit to the Toshiba Smart Community building, the students and teachers will work in teams to develop proposed solutions to these problems using learning experiences that are central to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the engineering design process.

Learn more: https://www.toshiba.com/csr/education_tomodachi_stem.jsp

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