Non-WSSL Competitions
  • BU Competition of Design and Engineering

    from page: The Boston University of Engineering has an annual design competition for high school students.

    "In brief, the Design Competition involves teams of two students, both of whom must be high school freshmen, sophomores, or juniors at the time of the competition. Each team will design and build a vehicle that will, under its own power, perform a series of tasks while either descending or ascending a sloped ramp. See the 2006 "Rules of the Road" for specific details."

  • National Ocean Sciences Bowl

    from page: Today, technological advances allow us to explore and research vast regions of the oceans which until recently were relatively unknown. With these new discoveries comes the potential to improve not only the economic well-being of our country but also our quality of life. Now our challenge is to continue the exploration and develop strategies for managing the oceans' resources. The National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB®) is one program that prepares the next generation of marine scientists, policy makers, teachers, explorers, researchers, technicians, environmental advocates, and informed citizens to accept this challenge.

  • Science Bowl
  • Women in Science

    from page: Bedford High School will be hosting the Fourth annual Women of Science Scholarship Competition on Wednesday Evening, March 21, 2007.  The competition will involve twenty to thirty teams of junior and senior high school women competing in three science related events and a general knowledge station event. All events will involve knowledge based in the areas of biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, math, and physics. Each event will be composed of an experimental portion and written test. Teams will compete as a group in each of the four events.

    The idea of creating a competition for female students only is guided by the interest to have more women enter science related fields. We are hoping the day will celebrate Women in Science and spawn interest in science related fields. In addition to the competition, we are inviting companies and universities to set up a booth or display to promote their interest in having women enter a science field. We will also be having a panel discussion on the topic prior to the awards ceremony at the end of the day.

    If you are interested in receiving more information about the program feel free to explore this site or contact Michael Griffin or Sean McGowan at Beford High School.
    We encourage anyone interested to support our efforts to stimulate and support the future women scientists, engineers, leaders, etc.