The Toshiba/National Science Teachers Association ExploraVision Awards Program, the world’s largest K–12 science and technology competition, is now accepting entries for its 2010 program year. The ExploraVision program, sponsored by Toshiba and administered by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), challenges teams of 2-4 students to research scientific principles and current technologies as the basis for designing innovative technologies that could exist in 20 years.
Students on the four first-place ExploraVision winning teams will each receive a $10,000 U.S. Series EE Savings Bond valued at maturity. Students on second-place teams will each receive a $5,000 bond valued at maturity. Student-team coaches/teachers will receive an expense paid trip to Washington, DC in June for ExploraVision Awards Weekend for the coach and mentor of each national winning team; a one-year NSTA membership to coaches of the national winning teams; a Toshiba-branded product for the coach and mentor of each regional winning team; a certificate of participation and an entry gift for each coach and mentor of every team that submits a complete entry; and a special discount on Toshiba computer products.
Schools will receive a Toshiba laptop for each of the schools of the regional winning teams and an awards ceremony for each regional winning team at their school where they will receive a winner’s banner, plaque, and other gifts.