#NSBE44: Ignite. Imagine. Innovate. • March 21-25, 2018 • David L. Lawrence Convention Center

Collegiate Competitions

Below is a list of Collegiate Competitions

PCI Talks
PCI Talks is the primary public speaking competition for NSBE students! This competition is designed for high school students to have the opportunity to practice their public speaking skills and highlight the diversity of thought on culturally relevant challenges facing in our society. Register Today!

Innovations Series
NSBE44 will expand upon the past conventions’ Innovations Lab to create the Innovations Series in Pittsburgh this year. Features of this program will include interactive workshops and STEM activities, entrepreneurial and company displays, and new this year will be the Innovators space. The Innovators space will feature a brainstorming space allowing students to develop ideas and work with all demographics of NSBE to generate ideas that students can take away.

Try-Math-A-Lon (TMAL) is a competition held between teams of four NSBE Jr. members and one alternate. Each team is composed of high school students in grades 9–10.

A national middle school coaching and competitive mathematics program that promotes mathematics achievement through a series of fun and engaging contests.

Ten80 Student Racing Challenge
Ten80 develops and publishes K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) curriculum & trains educators in the art of STEM.

VEX Robotics & IQ Competition
In the VEX Robotics Competition teams of students are tasked with designing and building a robot to play against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge. In the VEX IQ Challenge teams of students are tasked with designing and building a robot to play with other teams in a game-based engineering challenge.

KidWind Design Competition & Presentation
The KidWind Project consists of a team exploring the science behind wind and other renewable forms of energy. The goal is to make renewable energy widely accessible through hands-on activities that are challenging, engaging, and teach basic science and engineering principles. Students dedicate their year of engagement to building a small turbine to produce as much power as possible.

Future City starts with a question—how can we make the world a better place? To answer it, 6-8 grade students imagine, research, design, and build cities of the future that showcase their solution to a citywide sustainability issue.

NSBE Jr. Explorer Technical Innovations Competition (TIC)
The NSBE Jr. Explorer Technical Innovations Competition is an annual national science fair program. This program gives pre-college students the opportunity to compete in and explore the many applications of science through projects and presentations.

First Lego League Jr.
For children grade K-4, FIRST® LEGO® League Junior (FLL Jr.) expands young children’s curiosity and directs it toward discovering the wonders of science and technology. This program features a real-world scientific concept to be explored through research, teamwork, construction, and imagination.

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