“Save the World Through Science & Engineering” Video Contest Opens

(Originally published by the USA Science & Engineering Festival)

October 27, 2011

The USA Science & Engineering Festival is accepting submissions for the 2012 Kavli “Save the World Through Science & Engineering” Video Contest.

"Do you think we can save the world through science and engineering?" announced the Festival. " Join hundreds of the world’s leading scientists, engineers, thinkers, and innovators as we tackle mankind’s greatest challenges and help to build our future. The Kavli Foundation is challenging Grades 6-12 students across the world to brainstorm and share their ideas! This year's contest theme is inspired by the National Academy of Engineering's Grand Challenges. The NAE recently asked some of the world's leading technological thinkers to identify what needs to be done to make people and our planet thrive.

"Students worldwide are invited to submit entries to the 2012 video contest, with cash awards and prizes for the top entries. The best videos will be shown at the Festival Expo during April 27-29, 2012, where hundreds of thousands of science fans are expected to gather in Washington, D.C. The first place winner will also receive a travel stipend to attend the Expo."

This is the second USA Science & Engineering Kavli Video Contest. The first contest was held at the inaugural USA Science & Engineering Festival last year. A national celebration of science, the Festival culminated in a free, two-day Expo on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., October 23 and 24, as well as additional activities nationwide. The Expo featured over 1500 science activities and over 75 stage shows and performances on four stages, in addition to exhibitor events, and attracted over 500,000 visitors.

The Festival is a grassroots collaboration of over 500 of the nation’s leading science organizations. It has a bipartisan Honorary Congressional Host Committee and in 2010 was introduced by President Barak Obama.

Videos may be submited through March 1, 2012. For more information about the video contest, includling rules and prize information, click here.

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