K-12 students are invited to take part in the Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Program, a competition that dares young people to use creativity and critical-thinking to come up with ideas and inventions that could make the world a better place.
Applications for the 2013 competition are available online at ExploraVision.org. The deadline for all projects is January 31, 2013.
Underwritten by Toshiba and administered by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), ExploraVision challenges students to work in a team of two to four to research scientific principles and current technologies as the basis for designing innovative technologies that could exist in 20 years.
Throughout its history, Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision has always remained true to its core mission, to encourage excellence and motivate students in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) disciplines.
Among other requirements students must define a key challenge or limitation of the present technology upon which their idea is based.
Students must also describe a research project that would have to be planned and carried out in order to test their ExploraVision project, including, if possible, the type of data or measurements that would be used in the assessment.
For the first time, team members must also create a Web page devoted to a depiction of a model or visual representation of the technology that could be used to create a prototype for display.
ExploraVision is designed for K – 12 students of all interest, skill and ability levels. The competition is open to students enrolled in public, private or home school in the United States and Canada. Click here to see the full eligibility requirements.
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