ESC Awards and Recognition

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The Elementary STEM Council (ESC) recognizes the contributions of outstanding elementary educators making an impact in technology, engineering, and STEM education.

ESC members are eligible for awards and recognition annually, including:


Annual Global Design Challenge for Elementary STEM Students

(DEADLINE: December 15, 2023)

In 2008, the U.S. National Academy of Engineering (NAE) identified 14 Grand Challenges for Engineering in the 21st Century. The Grand Challenges were designed to cause students and educators to think about solutions to the big challenges affecting all of our lives. It’s now time for elementary-aged students to get in on the action and show the world that they can solve big STEM design problems as well. ESC sponsors the Global Design Challenge for Elementary STEM (GDC) annually to provide students with a chance to solve a real problem, and show the world that everyone can help find solutions to these global challenges.

ESC Leadership Award (DEADLINE: TBD) - COMING SOON! 

ESC Mary Margaret Scobey Award (DEADLINE: TBD) - COMING SOON!