Shell Science Lab Challenge
Article written by Lauren Van
The annual Shell Science Lab Challenge is a little different than your typical science competition. Rather than having students compete, the Shell Science Lab Challenge features middle and high school science programs that inspire the next generation of scientists.
The competition is sponsored by Shell, a company who would like to support science educators and is run by the National Science Teaching Association or NSTA. The final winners of the challenge will be awarded almost $20,000 in support for their lab.
The winners are chosen based upon how well the teachers are able to deal with the supposed limitations of their work environment. Teachers from all grade levels can submit a few pages of description of their work for the science department at their school. The competition is completely free of charge to enter.
A winner will be chosen from each specified district and a grand prize will be awarded to the highest achieving teacher. The grand prize can include grant money, additional tools, resources, and opportunities depending on the unique situation of the winner. In addition, the chosen winners will be invited to a black-tie dinner gala with the National Science Teaching Association Conference.
The deadline is coming up soon and will close on January 15. If you know a teacher that you think deserves to compete in the Shell Science Lab Challenge, contact them and have them enter!