This week we are going to be looking at the National Energy Education Development Project Youth Awards Program. While this is not a science competition, per se, it is a way for schools to recognize outstanding students for their science achievements. The focus of this program is classroom science exploration. It is designed to encourage schools and students to explore energy science in the classroom and then apply the lessons learned to the community.
This year’s Youth Awards Program will be held in Arlington, Virginia from June 20 through June 23. The application deadline for this program is May 12, 2008. In addition to submitting your application fee of $525 per student, your application and your release forms, you will also need to secure a nomination from one of your state’s senators.
The registration fee of $525 is going to cover most of the student’s expenses during their trip to the Youth Awards Program. It will cover their lodging, their local transportation, their meals, and their tour of Washington, D.C. This is a great program that helps to recognize superior science students, to reinforce the value of developing science skills and a great chance for kids across the country to network with one another. Participation in this program also looks great on college entrance applications.
Science is an important subject to do well in. If you want to get into a great college or technology school development program, then you can develop your skills by working with middle school science fair projects, high school science fair projects and fuel cell car experiments science kits.