January 28, 2015 | Download PDF

Nebraska Science Festival launches inaugural student contests

Video, essay entries due March 1

How would you visually explain a germ to a fifth-grader? Why does weather/meteorology pique your interest? Let us know by participating in the Nebraska Science Festival’s inaugural video and essay contest.

All submission are due by March 1.

The contests, open to Nebraska students, are new to this year’s Nebraska Science Festival, which is scheduled for April 10-18. The third annual festival again will feature an array of science- and technology-related activities in communities across the state. But, for those who love science, why wait until April? Now is the time to develop your entry for the:

  • Germ Challenge – Create a 30-second video that explains what a germ is to a fifth-grade audience. Open to all 13- through 18-year-olds. The deadline to enter is March 1, 2015.
  • Essay Contest – Write a 150- to 1,000-word essay related to the expertise of the Festival’s keynote speaker, meteorologist and extreme storm chaser Reed Timmer, and win a chance to meet him. Open to all fourth- through 12-grade Nebraska students. Entries must be postmarked no later than March 1, 2015.

For complete contest details go to: www.nescifest.com.

Presented by the University of Nebraska Medical Center, the Nebraska Science Festival is a collaboration of organizations and individuals interested in the advancement of science literacy. The Science Festival is designed to make science accessible, interactive, relevant and fun for kids and adults alike.

In addition to UNMC, other sponsors, to date, include Nebraska Medicine, the Nebraska Coalition for Lifesaving Cures, Metro Credit Union, HDR, West Corporation and media sponsors KETV and the Omaha World-Herald.

In addition to NeSciFest.com, you will find SciFest updates and information on Twitter (@NESciFest) and Facebook (NE SciFest).