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AIChE K-12 STEM Outreach Competition

2020 AIChE K-12 STEM Outreach Competition

The 2020 AIChE K–12 STEM Outreach Competition will take place Sunday, November 15, 2020. We’re excited to announce that this year’s competition will be held virtually for increased participation of K-12 students, parents, and educators.

The AIChE K–12 STEM Outreach Competition is presented by the AIChE K-12 Committee and Executive Student Committee and is generously supported by the AIChE Foundation. Through the AIChE K-12 STEM Outreach Competition, AIChE seeks to:

  • Connect members of the AIChE & K-12 communities
  • Increase the AIChE community’s engagement in K-12 STEM Outreach
  • Build & grow a central repository of educational resources for use in K-12 STEM Outreach initiatives

 

Participate

Open eyes to the wonders of STEM and inspire your peers when you showcase your interactive STEM modules to 100+ elementary, middle, and high school students, their parents and educators, and members of the AIChE community. 

Modules can take the form of discussions, demonstrations, or experiments, and can address any concept within the range of STEM, but will ideally connect to concepts or applications within chemical engineering. Each module will have both an experiential component and a written component.

Eligible AIChE members are encouraged to submit an entry for an opportunity to share their K-12 STEM module during the AIChE K-12 STEM Outreach Competition.

    Details
    Award

    Evaluation Criteria

    Modules will be assessed by volunteer judges on 10 criteria:

    1. Feasibility – mobility, accessibility, & cost
    2. Meaningfulness of objectives
    3. Explanation of theory or concepts
    4. Connection to real world application
    5. Audience specialization
    6. Audience interactivity
    7. Innovativeness or creativity
    8. Safety
    9. Benefit to volunteers
    10. Takeaway handouts

    Awards

    EXECUTIVE STUDENT COMMITTEE AWARDS

    for undergraduate student-submitted modules accepted for presentation and participation in the competition

    • 1st Place Award & $500 USD
    • 2nd Place Award

    K-12 COMMITTEE AWARDS

    for non- undergraduate student submitted modules accepted for presentation and participation in the competition:

    • 1st Place Award
    • 2nd Place Award

    DeadlineSeptember 1, 2020
    AdministratorsExecutive Student Committee (ESC), Societal Impact Operating Council (SIOC)
    PresentationAwards will be presented at the conclusion of the event on November 15th. Award winning modules will be included in a central repository of educational resources for use in K-12 STEM Outreach initiatives.
    Nomination Instructions

    Entry

    Interested participants must review and fulfill all eligibility criteria, requirements for modules, and all entry requirements in their entirety by the specified deadline in order to be considered for participation in the competition.

    Please be advised that due to space limitations, we will not be able to accept all submitted modules for participation in the competition.

    Eligibility Criteria

    • All participants must be active AIChE members
    • Undergraduate student participants must register to attend the Annual Student Conference
    • All other participants must register to attend Annual Meeting
    • Entries will be accepted from both teams and individuals

    Requirements, Forms, & Documents

    Requirements for Modules

    Entry Form Questions

    Safety Assessment Form

    Handout #1 Template

    Handout #2 Template

    List of Past Modules

    Deadline for Entry

    September 1st, 11:59 PM ET

    Timeline for Notification

    Primary contacts associated with submissions accepted for presentation will be notified of acceptance in mid-September (Target: September 10th)

    Entry Instructions

    Ready to submit your module?

    ENTRY FORM

    Contact k12@aiche.org with any related questions. 

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