Awards & Competitions

For Middle and High School Students

Join the Wonder League Robotics Competition!
Application Deadline: Currently ongoing
Wonder Workshop invites teams aged 6-8 and 9-12 to compete in the Wonder League Robotics Competition. Three rounds of missions require teams to design solutions to real-world science and technology challenges by programming Dash & Dot. Teams who become eligible for the Invitational Round compete for a $5,000 STEM-grant Grand Prize! For more information,

  • Encourage 21st-century learning
  • Develop computational thinking skills
  • Build teamwork and community spirit
  • Compete from anywhere in the world
  • Submit all entries online
  • Have a blast!

For more information and to register (for free), please visit

For Undergraduate Students

NASA D.6 University Student Research Challenge (USRC) – A Pilot Project
Proposal Deadline: October 16, 2017
Amendment 4 to the NASA ARMD Research Opportunities in Aeronautics (ROA) 2016 NRA has been posted on the NSPIRES site. Through this solicitation the Transformative Aeronautics Concepts Program (TACP) seeks to develop novel concepts with the potential to create new capabilities in aeronautics by stimulating aeronautics research in the student community. TACP will provide students, from accredited U.S. colleges or universities, with grants for aeronautics projects that also raise cost sharing funds using crowdfunding platforms. This challenge, which is being run as a pilot project, seeks students who have an aeronautics-related project idea and have the passion to develop that idea. The project must be relevant to the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) Strategic Implementation Plan and address one of ARMD’s six strategic thrusts as they affect aviation. The solicitation goal can be accomplished through project ideas such as advancing the design, developing technology or capabilities in support of aviation, by demonstrating a novel concept, or enabling advancement of aeronautics-related technologies. Notices of Intent (NOIs) are not required for this solicitation.
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For Educators and Students Teacher and Student Award Nominations
Do you know a teacher or student who’s changing the face of computer science – in big ways and small? wants to feature them and is offering prizes for each winner! Please share your nominations to help celebrate students and teachers of all experience levels.
Click here to nominate a Student of the Week, and here to nominate a Teacher of the Month.