October 4th: Team sign up deadline

October 25th: Abstracts due

October 28th-November 1st: Crowd discuss of abstracts on Facebook

November 15th: Submit revised abstracts

November 18th: Announcement of project ideas

November 18th- March 6th: Work on your Round 2 project

March 6th: Submission deadline for Round 2 project

March 16th- March 24th: Crowd discuss on Facebook

March 25th: Winners announced!


 $4,000 1st Prize

  $2,500 2nd Prize

  $500 Crowd vote 

  $500 Critic Award

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First steps 

  1. Envision how you might want to implement the program 
    • Is this project a good fit for you and your students?  
      • Does it fit your learning objectives? 
        • As part or whole of your course elective  
        • As a final middle or high school graduation project 
        • As an independent study project 
        • As a free-choice option conducted by students in out-of-school time, and mentored by you
        • As a free-choice option conducted by students during an enrichment period/club, and mentored by you
  2. Sign up interest form ( receive further information about registration 
  3. Receive email from the project with more information
  4. Get a group of interested students
  5. Register the team(s) <> by October 4th. 

Round 1: Abstracts

  1. Receive email with consents and info on next steps 
  2. Attend the first of 3 webinars 
    • Facebook participation process, teacher Facebook  group, office hours, what an abstract  entails, consents and research process 
  3. Consents 
    • Teacher 
    • Parent/Student  
  4. Create a Facebook profile for each group (link) 
  5. Send in consent forms 
    • Project staff will reach out to confirm if everything is set 
  6. Attend optional office hours with any questions 
  7. Abstract submissions  due (October 25th) 
    • FB comments and revisions to Abstract
  8. Final Abstract submissions  (November 15th) 

Round 2: Project Development

  1. Project work begins once the announcement of final project ideas is made (November 18th)
  2. Second webinar right after Nov. 20th or 21st.  
  3. More directions to come.