High School Competitions
Siemens Competition: Math, Science & Technology
The Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology recognizes remarkable talent early on,
fostering individual growth for high school students who are willing to challenge themselves through
science research. Through this competition, students have an opportunity to achieve national
recognition for science research projects that they complete in high school. It is administered by The
College Board and funded by the Siemens Foundation www.siemens-foundation.org

Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS)
Previously known as the Westinghouse Science Talent Search Competition. This is a research

competition for all seniors. The competition relies on a vast background of science experiences as well
as a summer research project. www.sciserv.org

International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF)
The Intel ISEF is the Olympics, the World Series and the World Cup of science competition. Now

in its 49th year, the Intel ISEF is the world's only science project competition for students in the
ninth through twelfth grades. The Intel ISEF brings together students, teachers, corporate executives
and government officials from around the world. Students compete for over $2 million in scholarships,
tuition grants, scientific equipment and scientific trips. See Long Island Science and Engineering Fair
(LISEF). www.sciserv.org

Long Island Science and Engineering Fair (LISEF)
This is a forum for all Long Island research students. All Independent Research students are

expected to enter the competition each year. The best 12 individual finalists and best 6 Team groups
go on to the International level. See International Science and Engineering Fair.

Long Island Science Congress (LISC)
This is a one-day science competition. Students enter team or individual projects into the Long Island

Science Congress. Only ten Independent Research projects can be selected for the competition.

Science Olympiads
This is an inter-scholastic competition consisting of a series of 32 individual and team events that

encourage learning in biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, problem solving and technology.
Events in the Science Olympiad have been designed to recognize the wide variety of skills that
students possess. While some events require knowledge of scientific facts and concepts, others rely
on science processes, skills or applications. This ensures that everyone can participate, including
students from technology classes or advanced science classes. All events involve teamwork, group
planning and cooperation. That is the real essence of the Science Olympiad. Our emphasis is on
advanced learning in science through active, hands-on, group participation. Through the Olympiad,
students, teachers, coaches, principals, business leaders and parents bond together as a team
working toward a common goal.

ThinkQuest: Internet Challenge
The purpose of the competition is to promote the Internet Style of Learning - an interactive,

participatory style that encourages students to take advantage of the Internet as a constantly growing
source of information and as a powerful collaborative tool. Students work in teams of up to three
students to create web sites for the use of other students. www.thinkquest.org

Test of Engineering Aptitude in Math, Science and Engineering (JETS/TEAMS)
This annual competition is open to all students in the Metropolitan New York area. Students work in

eight member teams to solve engineering problems. The program enables teams of high school
students to learn team development and problem-solving skills, often with an engineering mentor,
and then participate in an open-book, open-discussion engineering problem competition. Teams
learn how the mathematics and science concepts they are learning in high school are applied to
real-world problems.  www.asee.org/jets/teams.html

International Bridge Building Competition
Students build a bridge out of balsa or basswood according to specifications and constraints.

Students compete in a regional competition at NYIT. Finalists compete in an international
competition. www.iit.edu/~hsbridge

Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS)
JSHS invites high school students to conduct an original research investigation in the sciences,

engineering, or mathematics, and to participate in a regional or state symposium sponsored by
universities or other academic institutions. This is a two-day forum for research students in the
Metropolitan New York area. www.jshs.org

Stony Brook Research Support Symposium
A four-day introduction to research for high school students. The program is divided into Biological

Sciences, Physical Sciences, Mathematics/Computers Science/Engineering and Social Sciences.
Students meet professional scientists, make platform and poster presentations, eat lunch with
scientists and tour science labs. Every Independent Research student is involved in this program.
Every senior (and some juniors) is invited to make a poster presentation at the Symposium.

Toshiba Exploravision
ExploraVision is a competition for students of all interest, skill, and ability levels in grades K­12.

The purpose of the competition is to encourage students to combine their imaginations with the
tools of science to create and explore a vision of a future technology. To prepare an entry, students
work in groups of three or four, simulating Research and Development (R&D) teams, along with
a teacher advisor and an optional community advisor. Each team selects a technology, or an aspect
of a technology that is present in the home, school, and/or community or any other technology
relevant to their lives. For example, they may choose something as simple as a pencil or as complex
as a CD-ROM. They will explore what it does, how it works, and how, when, and why it was
invented. The students must then project into the future what that technology could be like 20 years
from now. Finally, they must convey their vision to others through both a description and
storyboard (a series of scenes from a would-be video).toshiba.com/tai/exploravsion/index3.htm

FIRST Competition (Technology Department)
The FIRST Robotics Competition is a national engineering contest which immerses high school

students in the exciting world of engineering. Teaming up with engineers from businesses and
universities, students get a hands-on, inside look at the engineering profession. In six intense weeks,
students and engineers work together to brainstorm, design, construct and test their "champion robot".
The teams then compete in a spirited, no-holds-barred tournament complete with referees,
cheerleaders and time clocks. www.usfirst.org