NC International Science and Maker Competition

The NC International Science Challenge (NCISC) is a yearly science and Maker competition for high school students. The selected students travel to Beijing, China to present their science research or Maker projects at the Beijing Youth Science Creation Competition the third week of March. The competition requires students to undertake a STEM research or Maker project, write an abstract explaining their research problem and present their research or project to a panel of scientists and engineers. The students selected spend a week in Beijing presenting their research, meeting students from other countries, and experiencing various cultural and scientific events. The NCISC is offered jointly by the North Carolina Science, Mathematics and Technology Education Center (SMT Center) and the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center.


More information is available at  If you are interested in applying, be sure to review the components of a successful STEM research or Maker project and the scoring rubrics.


The deadline to submit is October 31, 2018.

Questions? Contact Lisa Rhoades at the SMT Center, or 919-991-5111.


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