Posted on: February 11th, 2018

How Competitions Help Students Understand and Manage Stress

This suck! It’s too hard! I can’t do it! These are just a few of the common lines we hear from our students as they face difficult, stressful challenges. Kids naturally want everything to be...

Posted on: February 8th, 2018

What’s Coming up in Student Robotics for Spring 2018?

For some students, spring is when they start day dreaming about their summer break, and thinking about what to do with their time away from school. But for many of the leading robotics students,...

Posted on: February 4th, 2018

Mind over Matter – How Close Competition Can Spur You On… Scientifically.

Article Highlights: Having a close competitor increases performance. It really is a mental game in that so long as you believe the competition is close, you'll get the boost in...

Posted on: January 29th, 2018

The Fallacy of the Zero-Sum Academic Competition

Article highlights: We're trained to think of winners and losers in competitions. The main benefit from academic competition comes not from winning, but from the experience gained in playing...

Posted on: January 29th, 2018

Student Competitions Have Won $100,000 in the Top Environmental Education Awards – Here’s How Yours Can too!

Article highlights: The UL Innovative Education Award with $250,000 in program support has become a prestigious recognition award for the leading environmental education programs. STEM...

Posted on: January 18th, 2018

Global Change is Hard. Here’s how to use simple competitions to get students started.

Article Highlights Large scale problems need to be broken down into bite-sized chunks. Students need easy entry points to global change-making. Competitions like the World of 7 Billion provide a...