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Funding,  September 25, 2007

Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Awards Program

"The Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Awards Program is calling young scientists to enter its 2008 challenge. Now in its 16th season, ExploraVision will award up to $240,000 in Savings Bonds this year, along with a host of other prizes, to student team members for the most innovative ideas that project technology 20 years into the future. Entries in all K-12 grade levels are being accepted now through January 29, 2008. Visit now to download your Awards entry kit and competition rules and gain access to participation tips and other resources!

One of the world’s largest K –12 science and technology competitions, ExploraVision encourages students to envision a better future by combining their imagination with the tools of science to conceptualize solutions to current world and societal problems and quality of life issues. The program allows students to combine, utilize and develop knowledge and abilities in a variety of subject areas—science and technology, mathematics, language arts, computer, artwork, and social studies—while developing presentation and teamwork skills through their collaborative efforts simulating real-world research and development teams.

ExploraVision’s propensity toward enhancing student learning and interest in science has fueled its popularity, and many teachers now include it as part of their overall science curriculum. The program is open to all K-12 public, private, and home-schooled students. Regional winners advance to the national finals where teams compete for savings bonds and an expense-paid trip to Washington, DC for a gala Awards Weekend for students, families, coaches and mentors. 500 teams of two-to-four students will also be selected to receive Honorable Mention awards. All students will be recognized for completing an entry and will receive a unique gift and a certificate of achievement. Teachers/coaches may enter an unlimited number of teams. Teachers have coached more than 230,000 students of all ability and skill levels in the competition since 1993.

Some of this year’s winning student teams conceptualized future technologies ranging from innovative treatments for diabetes and kidney disease to a possible solution to the worldwide scarcity of drinkable water, a novel treatment for drug addiction, a potentially lifesaving fire extinguishing system, and an ingenious method for harnessing 'wasted' energy from automobile use, and an idea for a special dental hygiene device that would brush all your teeth at once—and provide a song while doing it!

Visit for more information and to view sample projects, photos and video clips from the annual winners’ trip to Washington, DC. Or contact us for information and an application at 1-800-EXPLOR-9 or

ExploraVision can be the beginning of a lifelong adventure in science. Engage your students in ExploraVision now!"

1840 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 243-7100

The Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Awards Program is funded by Toshiba Corporation, the Toshiba America Group Companies, Toshiba of Canada, Ltd., and the Toshiba America Foundation, and is administered by the National Science Teachers Association.

Posted by wrivenburgh on September 25, 2007 | Funding