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...

Posted on: December 26th, 2017

The Science of Academic Competitions – what we learned in 2017

2017 has been a wild roller-coaster of a year on so many front's it's almost hard to imagine that it's about to come to an end. As we think back on the past 12 months, we realized something great....

Posted on: December 19th, 2017

There is a right and wrong way to use positive thinking. Here’s how to do it right.

Promoting positive thinking is something every coach has done at least once. The purpose of doing so is simple. We think that if a player can just envision him or herself making the big play; if...