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Challenge Champions

The first 10 educators to register to become a challenge champion are eligible to receive up to $250 in Amazon e-gift cards. Learn more here.

The Jackson Laboratory Achievement Award

 

Proudly entering year three, The Jackson Laboratory Achievement Award seeks to promote participation by students in Connecticut’s 36 Alliance Districts by recognizing stand-out projects with a bioscience/public health/medical innovation focus.

Through The Jackson Laboratory Achievement Award, individuals/teams from Alliance Districts at the Elementary, Middle and High school level will be will be eligible to receive cash prizes in the Prototype and Development Challenge categories. Submissions from Alliance School Districts will automatically be entered in the running for this award if they meet this criteria.

"The Computing Challenge is a fun, meaningful way to get students thinking creatively about making health and wellness initiatives accessible to their communities through technology. JAX Genomic Education develops engaging programs to help students develop skills and exposes students to STEM career paths.  Our team strives to make STEM opportunities accessible to students of all backgrounds, and we are so excited to be working with the Lieutenant Governor and the Department of Education on this program.”

- Sarah Wojiski, Director of Education and External Programs at JAX.

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Awards

In the Lt. Governor’s Computing Challenge, there will be no traditional winners or rankings based on first, second, or third place. Instead, the focus will be on recognizing and celebrating exceptional student projects for their quality, creativity, and impact. All submissions will be reviewed by a panel of expert judges. The goal is not to determine “winning” projects, but rather to recognize and reward the many innovative and impressive submissions that are sure to be a part of this challenge.
 

Participants in the Lt. Governor’s Computing Challenge will have the opportunity to contend for a variety of fabulous STEM-related incentives and prizes. Just enter the competition in one of the three challenges and submit your project to be eligible. Past rewards included:  

  • Customized tours of colleges across Connecticut 

  • Tours of research facilities 

  • Museum admission tickets 

  • Job shadows 

  • Ipad(s) 

  • Aquarium Tickets

  • LiveGirl Summer Camp

  • And more.... 

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Recognition

Every student who participates will receive a certificate signed by Lt. Governor Bysiewicz

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