Begins Sept. 22, 2015 at 11 a.m. PST and ends Oct. 19, 2015 at midnight PST

Step up to the #STEMchallenge: Show Us Your Best STEM Lessons

We’re excited to announce our first #STEMchallenge, a call to innovative science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) educators everywhere to create and share their most inspiring and awesome Lesson Flows.

Thanks to the Carnegie Foundation, the educator with the best Lesson Flow will win both fame and fortune: a whopping $2,000 grand prize and promotion on the Graphite blog, Twitter, and newsletter.

February 1, 2016

Calling All Teachers: Registration Now Open for Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Program

Registration for the 24th annual Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision program—the world's largest K–12 student science competition—is now open. The deadline for all project submissions is February 1, 2016.


Through the competition, teams of 2 to 4 students are challenged to research scientific principles and current technologies as the basis for designing innovative technologies that could exist in 20 years. Students simulate real scientific research to outline how they plan to test their ideas and create mock websites to illustrate concepts. Student participants will have a chance to win a number of great prizes, including $10,000 U.S. Series EE Savings Bonds (at maturity). Canadian winners receive Canada bonds purchased for the equivalent issue price in Canadian dollars. And to celebrate ExploraVision's 24th anniversary, the top 24 teachers who submit 24 eligible online entries will receive a Toshiba tablet.

Teachers can learn more information by visiting the frequently asked questions page on the competition website. Follow ExploraVision on Twitter at @ToshibaInnovate or like ExploraVision on Facebook.


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