Younger competitors can demonstrate their skill in converting a gasoline car to electric power, designing the "School of the Future" and more in these competitions sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and other organizations.
BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge
The Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is hosting the BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge to engage 9th–12th grade students in learning about bioenergy and educating their peers. In this challenge, student teams research, interpret, apply, and then design an infographic that responds to one of four bioenergy topics. Selected infographics are promoted nationally on the BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge Map and via social media. Visit the website for more information!
National Science Bowl
Department of Energy's annual Science Bowl competition for 2013 has begun. Thousands of students are now participating in 120 regional competitions all across the country. Regional winners will earn fully-paid trips to Washington D.C. for the National Finals - and all the students who participate take home valuable experience and inspiration to continue their science careers.
Geothermal Design Challenge 2016
In spring 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Geothermal Technologies Office, in partnership with the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) and Idaho National Laboratory (INL), launched a competition for high school and university students to design an infographic that illustrates the value and potential of geothermal energy. More than 100 teams from across the United States, comprised of 2-3 students each, submitted their infographics and the top eleven were selected by a committee of engineers, energy experts, and creative professionals.
National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project Youth Awards
The NEED Youth Awards Program combines academic competition with recognition to acknowledge everyone involved in NEED programs during the year and to recognize those who achieve excellence in energy education in their schools and communities.
Council of Educational Facility Planners, International (CEFPI) Design Competition
This annual competition, open to middle school students, challenges students to design their schools to enhance learning, conserve resources, be environmentally responsive, and engage the surrounding community.
This competition, administered by the National Science Teachers Association, encourages K-12 students to create technologies of the future.
Washington State University's Imagine Tomorrow challenges high school students to seek new ways to support the transition to alternate energy sources. Students research complex topics, then innovate technologies, designs, or plans to mobilize behavior.
The Shell Eco-marathon challenges high school and college student teams from around the world to design, build and test energy efficient vehicles. With annual events in the Americas, Europe and Asia, the winner is the team that goes the furthest distance using the least amount of energy.
The Real World Design Challenge (Grades 9-12)
This annual event provides high school students, grades 9-12, the opportunity to work on real world engineering challenges in a team environment.