“Make Your Mark” High School Competition

Have a great idea you’ve been wanting to test? Want to see what chemistry in action? Assay Depot is continuing its Open Science Challenge series with the Make Your Mark Challenge, a competition for high schools in cities across the country. We want to promote creativity and experimentation among high schoolers and provides the tools for teachers to demonstrate the power of science.

The competition will be open to local high school students, science classes or science teams. We recommend having a science teacher or mentor for your project, but it is not strictly required. Winning proposals will receive $500 to fund the project. Multiple awards will be rewarded, so everyone should apply!

Current Competitions:

Boston: Sept 17 2012 – Oct 19 2012 Learn more!
San Diego: Oct 1 2012 – Nov 5 2012 Learn more!
New York: Oct 1 2012 – Nov 5 2012 Learn more!

What is the Prize? Up to $500 to fund your proposal.

What kind of proposals are expected? Proposals can range from materials needed for a class demonstration, tests for science project, or experimentation for curiosity’s sake. Proposals should have a teacher mentor in order to supervise the projects, but is not required. Proposals should be related to the sciences, such as chemistry, physics, or biology.

Where is the Research Done? The project can be carried out in Science class, in the field or at one of a growing number of community DIY-Biology labs.

Other Requirements? Within 3 months of receiving award, winners must submit a summary report in the form of a video, slide presentation or write-up.