USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog

i-b5dbd3da0d98768cbd025e989b96c904-YCTRCofficiallogo.jpgJoin the fun! All schools, after school, and other “Not for Profit” community youth organizations in the Greater Washington DC area (including Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia) serving ages K-12 can participate. We currently have 37 teams registered for the competition and we have registrants in all 3 divisions – Elementary, Middle and High Schools. Our goal is to have 100+ teams!

The Tournament will consist of teams of eight students in grades K-12 plus a teacher/coach, divided into 3 divisions as follows:
Div 1 – Elementary Grades K-5;
Div 2 – Middle School Grades 6-8;
Div 3 – High School Grades 9-12.
The teams will be competing to collectively solve 25 Rubik’s Cubes.
All teams will compete in a Preliminary Tournament to be held on Thursday, April 26, 2012. The top six teams in each division will advance to the Grand Final to be held on Saturday, April 28, 2012, as part of the USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo. The Final will be followed by the Awards Ceremony.

Register Today – it’s free to register and you have plenty of time to get a team together – Individual team member names are not due until 30 days prior to the event. To register, each team must designate a teacher/coach who is over 21 years of age and will be the team contact.

For detailed information and to register, click here.

And Check Out the “You CAN DO the Rubik’s Cube Workshop” – Free Workshop and Kit – Space is limited so sign up today!
Free workshop is open to teachers who are actively teaching at a school and youth directors affiliated with an organization. At the workshop you will learn how to use the Rubiks Cube to teach STEM disciplines and how to solve the Rubik’s Cube. If you have already attended one of our workshops you are welcome to join us again but you will not receive another free kit.

Location: National Electronics Museum, Baltimore
Dates: Saturday Dec 10 and January 21

To Register email HollyR@SevenTowns.com

i-52f150c402aeb658acdb7845c7f025dd-einstein_large (1).jpgJust out! The new Rubik’s Cube Mosaic Builder Guide which shows teachers/youth directors how to use Rubik’s Cubes as pixels to create art. The folks from You Can Do the Rubic’s Cube will create a mosaic at the Expo with the help of San Francisco artist Pete Fecteau who created a 4,242 Rubik’s Cube mosaic of Martin Luther King. Learn more about Rubic’s Cube Mosaics here.

Comments

  1. #1 Stephanie Stern
    October 18, 2011

    What a wonderful event! Is there a place where other districts can sign up to do a contest? Please let me know :)

  2. #2 Kandy Collins
    October 20, 2011

    Please go to http://www.youcandothecube.com/compete-now/ for information on other regional competitions.

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