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USVI 7th-12th Graders Invited to Compete to Attend USA Science & Engineering Festival

NOTE: Entry deadline is EXTENDED to Feb 10, 2016. Apply online at VI-EPSCoR

epscor-sef-imageVirgin Islands Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (VI-EPSCoR) is hosting a Territory-wide competition to find up to eight excited and talented 7th-12th graders who want to experience awesome science and engineering technology in Washington, D.C. from April 13-18, 2016. To enter, students must compose/create a 500-word essay, a 2-minute podcast, or a 2-minute video. Competition deadline image

The essay, podcast or video must describe:

  • How you think attending the USA Science & Engineering Festival will influence your life
  • Why you are the best student to represent the US Virgin Islands, and
  • Your future career plans

The entry deadline is EXTENDED to Feb 10, 2016. Apply online at VI-EPSCoR

For more about the USA Science & Engineering Festival, visit:
For details locally, contact Dr. Carrie Jo Bucklin at:


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