MathWorks Math Modeling (M3) Challenge
MathWorks Math Modeling (M3) Challenge is a contest for high school juniors and seniors in the U.S. and sixth form students in England and Wales. Through participation, students experience what it’s like to work as a team to tackle a real-world problem under time and resource constraints, akin to those faced by professional mathematicians working in industry. Extra credits awards are available for teams who choose to write or employ outstanding code as part of their solution. The Challenge awards $100,000.
Registration Deadline: February 23, 2024
Challenge weekend (Friday through Monday): March 1-4, 2024
The Arkansas Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ACTM) conducts annual regional and state mathematics contests that provide an opportunity for high school students to compete academically. Following the regional contest, teachers may access the regional tests and use them as teaching tools.
For 2024, students will participate in an ACTM Regional Math Contest held on the campuses of their partner colleges/universities. The top students from the regional math contests will be invited to the ACTM State Math contest, held on the campus of The University of Central Arkansas. All contests will be held in-person.
ACTM Regional Math Contests: Saturday, February 24, 2024
Invitational ACTM State Math Contest: Saturday, April 20, 2024
For more information, please contact Dr. Garth Johnson, the state contest director, at [email protected].
Mu Alpha Theta Log1 Contest
Mu Alpha Theta’s Log1 Contest provides an excellent opportunity for a school to participate in a competition similar to their National Convention contests and compete against schools from across the country and the world, while participants may remain at their home school. Students compete only against other students with similar mathematics background.
The Log 1 Contest has been suspended until further notice.
Mu Alpha Theta Mathematical Minutes Video Contest
The Mathematical Minutes Video Contest asks members to create educational and entertaining videos on a math topic. Chapter members select the topic and create a fun, informative, two- to five-minute video. The Chapter’s sponsor must view the final video before submission and submit the chapter’s entry form. Schools may submit no more than three videos. Only the top submission per school is eligible for prize awards, and the award money may either go to the chapter or to the students. All submissions must be signed off by the chapter sponsor to ensure they have seen the video and approved the content.
Submission Deadline: February 28, 2024
Mu Alpha Theta Rocket City Math League
Mu Alpha Theta’s Rocket City Math League (RCML) is a free, international, math contest that is open to all middle, high school, and two-year college students enrolled in pre-algebra through precalculus and above math courses. All teams or individuals who participate in the RCML will need a sponsor, such as a math team coach or a math teacher, who will register for the contest, proctor the tests, and input the scores online.
Interschool Test: November 1-15, 2023, results due by November 17
Round One: January 9-18, 2024, results due by January 23
Round Two: February 6-15, 2024, results due by February 20
Round Three: March 6-22, 2024, results due by March 27
Mu Alpha Theta T-Shirt Contest
Mu Alpha Theta hosts a contest where they will be collecting design submissions from its Chapters. The Chapter which submits the winning design shall receive an award in the amount of $1,000, and the winning design T-shirt will be available for purchase on a limited-time basis.
The required design theme for the 2024 T-shirt contest is “Mathematics, the Solar System and Beyond.”
Submission Timeframe: March 14, 2024 through April 8, 2024, at 4:30 PM CT
The Mathematical Olympiads for Elementary and Middle Schools (MOEMS) Contest is a mathematics problem-solving contest for teams of up to 35 students in grades 4-8. Its goals are to stimulate enthusiasm and love for mathematics, introduce, teach, and foster important mathematical concepts and strategies for flexible problem solving, intuition, creativity, and ingenuity, as well as provide for satisfaction, joy, and thrill of meeting challenges to all its participants.
It is only open to schools, home schools, and institutes and therefore does not host individuals.Contests may be administered on paper to the whole team at one location while practicing social distancing (MOEMS® OnPaper), or they may be administered on the internet remotely at home or at another safe location (MOEMS® OnLine).
Deadline for Score Entry: March 31, 2024
- Contest 1: November 13, 2023 – December 8, 2023
- Contest 2: December 4, 2023 – January 5, 2024
- Contest 3: January 8, 2024 – February 2, 2024
- Contest 4: February 5, 2024 – March 1, 2024
- Contest 5: March 4, 2024 – March 29, 2024
Free K-12 Science Competition for Students and Teachers
The Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision competition challenges K-12 students to envision a future technology while engaging in Next Generation Science Standards. Inspire a lifelong love of STEM and discovery in an engaging, hands-on way! It’s not too late to register your teams. Deadline for submissions is January 31, 2024.
Learn the rules to get started.
All projects must meet the following requirements:
Arkansas Regional Junior Science and Humanities Symposium
Ouachita Mountains Regional Science and Engineering Fair
If you are interested in exposing your students to science and improving their reasoning skills, participating in the Ouachita Mountains Regional Science and Engineering Fair (OMRSEF) is a great place to start! The OMRSEF provides students with an opportunity to explore the exciting world of science and engineering and to meet other students who have similar interests. The OMRSEF is a great way of meeting some of the objectives outlined by many curriculum specialists!
High School Fair: March 1, 2024
Middle School Fair: March 13, 2024
Central Arkansas Regional Junior Academy of Science
Students in grades 7-12 are invited yearly to participate in the Central Arkansas Regional Junior Academy of Science (CARJAS).
To complete in the CARJAS competition, students conduct a scientific research project in one of the Scientific Categories of Research: Behavioral and Social Sciences, Biochemistry, Botany, and more.
The students’ projects are judged against a standard that includes scientific objectives, experiments and analysis. First-, second- and third-place awards are presented in each category. Those students earning a place are eligible to compete at the Arkansas Junior Academy of Science State Competition.
Virtual Science Olympics
Join Henderson State University ONLINE for the 2021 Science Olympics! Some events will be submitted virtually and others will be held synchronously on Thursday, April 22nd.
In this year’s Science Olympics, there will be five different events to choose from in biology, chemistry, engineering, and physics. Participants can choose any or all events in which to compete.
Teams will consist of 4 to 6 ninth through twelfth graders. Members are not required to be from the same school; however, it is often easier to coordinate a team through a school classroom. Each team will need a registered coach. The coach is responsible for keeping the team on track and helping the team to find the resources necessary to complete their projects; however, the coach may not assist the team in their events (including construction of devices). Coaches may work with more than one team.
The Regeneron ISEF-affiliated science fair is a research-based, high school competition that is a member of Society for Science & the Public’s affiliated fair network. These competitions exist in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and more than 75 countries, regions, and territories. Students in grades 9-12 or equivalent must compete in a Regeneron ISEF affiliated science fair and win the right to attend Regeneron ISEF. Each affiliated fair may send a pre-determined number of projects to ISEF (as calculated by participation and high school population) to compete in 21 different categories.
Hash Code Competition
Google’s team-based programming competition, Hash Code, allows you to share your skills and connect with other coders as you work together to solve a problem modeled off a real Google engineering challenge! In small teams of two to four, coders all over the world will tackle the first problem through Online Qualifications. Though this round is hosted online, teams can come together virtually to compete side-by-side in locally coordinated Hash Code Hubs. The top teams from this round are invited to join us for the virtual World Finals.
High School Hack at ASMSA
HighSchoolHack is an all day computer science competition targeted at Arkansas students. The competition consists of a series of challenges/puzzles that will focus on reverse engineering, cryptography, programming, pen testing, web vulnerabilities, forensics, etc.
CyberPatriot’s National Youth Cyber Defense Competition
CyberPatriot’s National Youth Cyber Defense Competition is the world’s largest cybersecurity competition and is open to all schools and approved youth organizations. Before getting started with the registration process, review this competition overview to get a better understanding of the competition!
Team Registration: April 1 – October 3, 2023 (You must register a team to get access to the rounds below)
- Exhibition Rounds: Basic practice rounds available during the summer months – May to August
- Training Round: A basic practice round that includes an answer key – September
- Official Practice Round: Final practice round before the scored rounds begin – October
- Scored/Live Rounds: Competitions take place on specified weekends throughout the school year. Scored rounds are held one weekend a month from October to February. Teams choose any six-hour period during the competition weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) to complete all their work.
RazorHack Cyber Challenge
This event has already passed. Stay tuned for competition updates for 2024!
About the RazorHack Cyber Challenge
Join us for an adrenaline-pumping 3-day capture the flag competition, where hacking enthusiasts and hobbyists from all walks of life gather to showcase their skills and compete for prizes. The RazorHack Cyber Challenge includes an opening banquet ceremony and then a 2-day Jeopardy style capture the flag competition.This year’s contestants are in for a shock. They must help the RazorPower energy company recover from a compromise. Complete encryption, phishing, network analysis and web vulnerability puzzles to save the day. Don’t worry though…experience in the field doesn’t determine who wins…Contestants that are brave enough can attempt the escape room and rescue fellow power company ACME from certain power failure. They’ll need to compete against the clock to recover from a cyber attack and solve puzzles involving wireless technologies, RFID, network discovery, industrial control systems, Arduino backed puzzles, mixed reality puzzles, and more. With a mix of traditional escape room puzzles there is enough for everyone to do, regardless of the level of their cyber skills.
Why Attend the RazorHack Cyber Challenge?
Test Your Skills: Push the boundaries of your hacking skillset as you tackle real-world scenarios in our capture the flag competition. Put your knowledge to the test, solve challenges and demonstrate your technical expertise to claim your spot on the leaderboard.
Network with Experts: Rub shoulders with industry professionals, business owners and cybersecurity experts. Forge connections, gain insights from seasoned veterans and explore exciting career opportunities in this dynamic field.
Prizes and Recognition: Compete for an array of thrilling prizes, including cash prizes, cutting-edge gadgets and recognition among your peers. Show the world that you are a force to be reckoned with and leave your mark in the cybersecurity community.Wondering if you have the skills to attend? Don’t let that stop you because…We’ve found that even amateur high schoolers can beat professionals. This competition requires out of the box thinking that give young minds an advantage.
NeuroMaker Creative Challenge
NeuroMaker Creative Challenge
This event has now ended. We congratulate all who have participated and please look out for updates on a future event.
The NeuroMaker Creative Challenge is an annual, open design competition for Middle and High School students. This competition is open to students around the world in order to investigate the connections between Biomedical Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Programming and more.
Students select a problem to investigate from a theme announced by the NeuroMaker judging committee. Students form teams, conduct research on this problem, build a prototype and then virtually submit their results in a short scientific report and video.
The committee will select six finalists, three from middle school submissions and three from high school submissions. Each group of first, second and third place finalists respectively receive $1,500, $750 and $500 and recognition from Harvard and MIT alumni educators and scientists. Five additional awards are available to teams that recognize important engineering and personal growth traits such as empathy, creativity and perseverance.
Registration in the NeuroMaker Creative Challenge is free for any student team that has purchased the NeuroMaker Hand or NeuroMaker BCI from an approved sales channel.
The deadline for this event has now passed.
The Arkansas Innovation Hub challenges students to innovate a new solution to a real-world problem! Every day we learn new skills and techniques and help solve problems for artists, makers, and entrepreneurs. Now it’s your turn to solve a real-world problem and make a difference!
T-Mobile & Ashoka Changemaker Challenge
T-Mobile & Ashoka Changemaker Challenge
Stay tuned until May 27 for the winner announcement.
Do you have an idea to change the world? Already changing the world? T-Mobile and Ashoka want to hear about it! The top 15 winners will receive $5,000, and one grand prize winner will receive $15,000 to supercharge their idea! Selected teams will also be invited to a two-day Changemaker Lab focused on collaboration, storytelling, and skill development.
eCYBERMISSION is a free, virtual STEM competition for students in grades 6-9.
Each team needs:
- 2-4 students
- An adult Team Advisor
- A community problem to explore or try to solve
Teams choose one of two paths:
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Please review Important Dates for when registration opens/closes, projects are due, and other important milestones.
Need help registering? View the Registration Tutorial.
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