Join the Youth Design Challenge 2021 for access to a free hands-on, project-based learning experience.
Aligned to Next Generation Science Standards for both middle school and high school, the program combines nature and design to provide transformative STEM Learning.
Application Deadline: March 1, 2021.
Each winning team in the challenge will receive the following benefits:
Teams may select from a list of approved US-based charities provided by the Institute, or designate another qualifying organization of their choice to receive the funds.
In addition, Projects selected for awards will be publicly displayed and recognized in a gallery on the Youth Design Challenge website, on the Biomimicry Institute website, and in media and outreach from the Biomimicry Institute.
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The 2021 Biomimicry Institute Youth Design Challenge combines nature and design to produce free transformative STEM Learning for students.
The program will help students explore the wonders of the natural world and apply what they learn to create innovations that support a healthier planet.
The Challenge is a project-based learning experience hosted by the Biomimicry Institute.
Teams will take on the role of innovators and work together to apply biomimicry (nature-inspired innovation) to address a social or environmental issue related to climate change adaptation or mitigation.
The challenge also provides the YDC Awards that are designed to recognize student achievement in several aspects of the design project, correlated to the Challenge Rubric.
The following awards will be given in both the middle school and high school categories to the teams that best exemplify these qualities-
The deadline for registration is March 1, 2021.
The Submission Deadline for entries is April 1, 2021
Awards will be granted by May 2021.
Coaches will be asked to participate in the judging process during a preliminary review period in which they will rate a selection of student entries against the rubric.
Award winners will then be selected by a panel of expert judges from among the top-scoring entries
Multiple awards will be given in each category.
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