APPLY FOR THE 2018 BRIGHT IDEA SOCIETY AWARDS
Do you, your class, or community group have a Bright Idea you would like to showcase?
The Bright Idea Society annual awards recognize individuals (new this year) and groups at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Each winning group will be awarded a $500 stipend and a FREE 10x20 booth space at the San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering's EXPO Day to showcase their ideas to thousands of Festival attendees of all ages. Each individual winner will be awarded a $250 stipend, and will receive a FREE 10x10 booth space at EXPO Day. All individual winners and winning teams will also receive exclusive 2018 Bright Idea Society t-shirts, as well as special recognition on stage during EXPO Day on March 4, 2018.
IT’S EASY TO APPLY: Just click the link below and tell us about your Bright Idea and how you would create an interactive experiment or exhibit to display on Expo Day.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Wednesday, January 17, 2018
WINNERS ANNOUNCED: Friday, January 26, 2018
EXPO DAY 2018 (WINNING CLUBS MUST PARTICIPATE): Saturday, March 3, 2017
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Ms. Krishnan’s 4th Grade Class from Torrey Hills Elementary School in Del Mar Unified School District will use their STEM skills to build an interactive Quiz board, using battery operated lights/buzzers, wires and build a circuit. Students will research topics that they are interested in, using iPads, library books and text books. They will then formulate some questions and design a multiple choice Question and answer sheet with 4, 5 or 6 questions. Be sure to test your knowledge at their booth at Expo Day.
Maker Studio at San Pasqual Union Middle School plans to showcase their Makey Makey projects in the areas of music, art, gaming, and a light display. One wall would feature a tin foil accented Twister mat that makes music when a circle is touched. Another wall will have interactive art with copies of famous paintings that have been altered to verbally say things. Be sure to stop by their booth to experience the Makey Makey revolution
Catalyst for Success from Westview High School has been bringing interactive science experiments to elementary classrooms in San Diego since 2011 and plan to make a splash on Expo Day 2017. The organizations goal is to promote STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) for young students in order to inspire them to become the world's future scientists and innovators.