Opportunities For Students

TEALS provides students across the country with computer science curriculum that helps them build a solid foundation of computational thinking, problem solving, and programming. To take the next step, TEALS is dedicated to helping students identify opportunities to apply that knowledge and experience first-hand how technology can play a role in their future education and career. Explore and discover a range of student opportunities in computer science and technology.

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National – SoFlo CSTA Hackathon

Program Description:

“Virtual hackathon open to all high school students in Miami Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties. All levels of programming are welcome.
First prize, $250, second $200 and third $150.”

Type: Hackathon/Game Jam

Program Location: Virtual

Program Date(s): 12/7/2020

Application Deadline: 11/30/2020

Age/Grades: High School

Cost: Free

Eligibility Requirements: Groups of 3 to 5 high school students with one adult sponsor.

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National – JavaScript and Art

Program Description:

Learn JavaScript and produce art work. Create interactive web pages.

Type: Hackathon/Game Jam

Program Location: Virtual

Program Date(s): 12/7/2020

Application Deadline: 12/7/2020

Age/Grades: MS/HS/College Freshman

Cost: Free

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National – CS ED: AI and Music

Program Description:

“Learn how AI and Machine Learning are making it easier to produce music. Learn how AI ad Machine learning are shaping the music industry. Explore fun AI projects and applications. Fun for all. No experience needed.”

Type: Hackathon/Game Jam

Program Location: Virtual

Program Date(s): 12/9/2020

Application Deadline: 12/9/2020

Age/Grades: MS/HS/College Freshman

Cost: Free

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National – The Harlem Maker Fair

Program Description:

The Harlem Maker Fair: Creative coding projects including but not limited to robotics, game design, web-dev, audio engineering and the visual arts. The projects are made by students, families and hobbyists of various sorts. Join us for this virtual, interactive day of coding and making!

Type: Workshop/Training

Program Location: Virtual

Program Date(s): 12/19/2020

Application Deadline: 12/19/2020

Age/Grades: MS/HS/College Freshman

Cost: Free

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National – NASA Internships

Type: Summer Internship

Program Location: varies by program

Program Date(s): Available throughout the calendar year

Application Deadline: ongoing – depends on program

Age/Grades: High school through graduate level students

Cost: Free to apply

Eligibility Requirements: NASA internships are available to high school through graduate level students attending full-time accredited programs appropriate to the NASA internship opportunity for which they receive an offer. U.S. citizenship is required for most internship opportunities. Select opportunities are also open to citizens from countries participating in the NASA International Internship (I^2) Program. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a degree-granting course of study appropriate to NASA’s long-term professional workforce needs. College-level interns must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent. While NASA Internships are available to students in a wide-variety of majors ranging from business to science and engineering, individual internship opportunities will target specific disciplines. Applicants have the opportunity to browse and selectively apply for specific internship opportunities once their application is complete.

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National – CSTA/ACM Cutler-Bell Prize

Program Description:

The ACM/CSTA Cutler-Bell Prize in High School Computing is designed to recognize talented high school students intending to continue their higher education in the areas of computer science or technology. The program seeks to promote and encourage the field of computer science and empower young and aspiring learners to pursue computing challenges outside of the traditional classroom environment. Up to four winners will be selected annually and will receive:
• a $10,000 scholarship
• an expense-paid trip to the CSTA Annual Conference in July
• recognition on CSTA and ACM’s websites

Type: Scholarship

Program Date(s): 3/31/2021

Application Deadline: 1/18/2021

Age/Grades: High School Seniors

Eligibility Requirements: Eligibility Requirements
To apply for the Cutler-Bell prize, you must:

Live in the United States
Be a graduating high school senior at an accredited school
Plan to continue studying computer science
Create an original computational artifact (e.g., program)

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WA – State of Innovation Challenge

Program Description:

“Kinetic West is developing, on behalf of the STEM Alliance, the “State of Innovation Challenge” – a career-connected virtual problem-solving challenge for Washington students.

The Challenge invites Washington youth and young adults to design solutions to some of Washington’s most pressing challenges. The Challenge will launch in mid-November and run through March. It will be open to youth in middle, high school, Open Doors programs, and WIOA-eligible youth.

Type: Competition

Program Location: Virtual

Program Date(s): November 2020 – March 2021

Application Deadline: 3/31/2021

Age/Grades: 14-18

Cost: Free

Eligibility Requirements: The challenge is open to all students in grades 9-12 in Washington State, including students participating in Open Doors and WIOA-Youth. It is also open to Career Technical Student Organizations and community-based youth programs.

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National – Imagine Cup Junior

Program Description:

Imagine Cup Junior 2021 provides students aged 13 to 18 the opportunity to learn about technology and how it can be used to positively change the world. The global challenge is focused on Artificial Intelligence (AI), introducing students to AI and Microsoft’s AI for Good initiatives so they can come up with ideas to solve social, cultural and environmental issues. It’s also a great opportunity to encourage students to develop and practice 21st century skills like communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity.

Starting in November there will be a series of AI webinars to guide students through the world of AI. Click “Learn More” for more information.

Type: Competition

Program Date(s): 10/2020-5/2021

Application Deadline: May 21, 2021

Age/Grades: 13-18

Cost: Free

Eligibility Requirements: Educators, Instructors and Parents/Guardians can submit applications for their students, submissions must be an original solution that each team of one (1) to six (6) students have created. For the submission to qualify for the 2021 Imagine Cup Junior, each application must comply with the challenge rules and regulations.

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