The STEM Voice™ Video Competition is nation-wide opportunity for kids in grades 5-12 to artistically explore the importance of STEM. The competition is managed by the Coalition of State Bioscience Institutes, CSBI, a group of non-profits focused on life sciences education, entrepreneurship and workforce development. A special thanks to the VWR Foundation for supporting the Coalition of State Bioscience Institutes and its 2016 programs. The competition encourages you to be creative and use video to show how much you love STEM. Act it out, create an animation, sing it but, make sure it is appropriate for all ages. One semi-finalist each from Middle School (grades 5-8), High School (grades 9-12) and Group (classroom or afterschool club) Categories from each of three regions will compete as a national winner. Deadline Extended to April 28th.
Middle School Regional Winner - $500 ($250 to individual, $250 to STEM non-profit)
High School Regional Winner - $500 ($250 to individual, $250 to STEM non-profit)
Group Regional Winner Group- $750
Middle School National Winner - $1,000 ($500 to individual, $500 to STEM non-profit)
High School National Winner - $1,000 ($500 to individual, $500 to STEM non-profit)
Group National Winner - $1,750
2016 STEMVoice Presenting Sponsor
East: (States: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington D.C., West Virginia, Alabama, Tennessee, Puerto Rico)
Central:(States: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, Kentucky, Mississippi)
West: (States include: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington)
The Coalition of State Bioscience Institutes (CSBI) was officially formed in June 2012 when 42 state bioscience organizations and the Biotechnology Institute came together with the common goal to ensure America’s leadership in bioscience innovation by delivering industry-led life science education, workforce development, and entrepreneurship programs through a nationally coordinated effort.
The CSBI focuses on bioscience programs that: the life science industry is uniquely positioned to deliver; are replicable and scalable in states across the U.S. ; are extensible to other STEM industry sectors; and are fully aligned with emerging K-12 Common Core Learning Standards. www.csbinstitutes.org