Opportunities For Students

TEALS provides students across the country with computer science curriculum that helps them build a solid foundation of computational thinking, problem solving, and programming. To take the next step, TEALS is dedicated to helping students identify opportunities to apply that knowledge and experience first-hand how technology can play a role in their future education and career. Explore and discover a range of student opportunities in computer science and technology.

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National – DataEthics4All’s STEAM in AI College Application Summer Camp

Program Description:

The mission of DataEthics4All is tri fold – raise awareness on the ethical use of the entire end to end data pipeline, break barriers of entry in tech and raise the next generation of Ethics 1st Champions.

Our STEAM in AI movement helps high school students the support they need to choose STEAM and AI careers.

We’re hosting a FREE College Application Essay Writing Summer Camp for rising high school seniors from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

Students will learn how to get organized, write the essays and get a head start on their College Applications this Summer.

The Camp is 100% virtual so every student across the nation can attend for FREE with scholarship.

Type: Workshop/Training

Program Location: Virtual

Program Date(s): 7/18/2022

Application Deadline: 4/30/2022

Age/Grades: 11;12;Rising High School Seniors;

Cost: Free with Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements: The Workshop is for Rising High School Seniors.

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National – Stride Esports Summer Camp

Program Description:

Stride is offering a free virtual esports summer camp this year to help your child improve their esports skills, learn how to create video games, and learn how to code. The classes range from esports skill development with professional esports coaches in Fortnite, Rocket League, League of Legends, and Smash Ultimate. These classes focus on teamwork, strategy, and communication while leveling up your esports skills. Stride is also offering classes focused on game design. There are options that explore coding in Minecraft, creating music and art in Fortnite Creative, or solving logic puzzles while gaming. These classes focus on teamwork, strategy, and communication while leveling up your esports skills. Put these skills to use in tournaments associated with esports.

Concurrently, Stride is also offering free classes and tournament-style match play that is esports centric during the summer months of 2022. STRIDE Esports Virtual Summer Tournaments are through the summer and can be played from your very own home. Sign up for as many tournaments as you’d like. Tournaments are separated by ability level through the registration form. All ability levels are welcome! Prizes will be available from our sponsors for eligible participants. STRIDE Esports Virtual Summer Tournaments are through the summer and can be played from your very own home. Sign up for as many tournaments as you’d like. Tournaments are separated by ability level through the registration form. All ability levels are welcome! Prizes will be available from our sponsors for eligible participants. The classes range from esports skill development with professional esports coaches in Fortnite, Rocket League, League of Legends, and Smash Ultimate.

Come join us to learn and play this summer!

Type: Summer Academic Program

Program Location: Virtual

Program Date(s): 6/16/2022

Application Deadline: 6/6/2022

Age/Grades: Age 8 -25 depending on the class ;

Cost: Free

Eligibility Requirements: Currently living in the US, Age 8-25 depending on the event/class

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National – Your Voice is Power 2022

Program Description:

The Your Voice Is Power competition is their opportunity to remix beats while learning to code. Yes, code! For the competition, students use EarSketch, a free online code editor, to compose a unique song while learning computer science. No experience is necessary to participate. Students can also participate in the curriculum experience to learn how to include themes of social justice and entrepreneurship to their song.

Type: Competition

Program Location: You will submit using the EarSketch platform

Program Date(s): 8/1/2022

Application Deadline: 2/7/2021 Round 1 and 6/19/22 Round 2

Age/Grades: 7;8;9;10;11;12;13 (college freshman);14 (college sophomore) ;15 (college junior);16 (college senior);

Cost: 0

Eligibility Requirements: A remix of one of our three featured artists’ songs coded on the EarSketch platform that promotes a message of equity that meets the following requirements: Length of 30 seconds to 3 minutes, include 5 distinct tracks, One audio clip from Pharrell Williams’s Entrepreneur song

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MO – Scholarships for Services

Program Description:

The SFS scholarship is a prestigious scholarship funded by National Science Foundation (NSF) to sponsor excellent students to pursue study in the field of cybersecurity. There have been more than 2000 SFS scholars national wide. SFS graduates are currently serving in various government agencies and national labs. It is worth noting that more than 140 federal agencies are hiring SFS scholars. NSF is also organizing special job fairs for SFS scholars only. Government jobs offer excellent job security, employee benefits, paid vacations, regular working hours, etc. The job placement rate of SFS graduates are nearly 100%.

Type: Scholarship

Program Location: Missouri

Program Date(s): 8/8/22

Application Deadline: Until positions are filled

Age/Grades: 16 (college senior) ;15

Cost: Free

Eligibility Requirements: Students interested in participating in the SFS program must be:.
A United States citizen, A full time junior, senior, MS or PhD student
Able to meet selection criteria for federal, state, or local government employment. Final job placement may require a security clearance, so each scholarship recipient may be required to undergo the background investigation required to obtain such a clearance.

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National – Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation

Program Description:

Come compete in the World’s Largest Robotics Competition!

The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation has a mission to Inspire students, one robot at a time.
Website: https://www.roboticseducation.org/.
Start a Team: https://www.roboticseducation.org/season-starter/

What truly sets us apart from other robotics competitions:
Affordability – lowest cost of entry of all high end robotics competition platforms that include the engineering design process, building, programming and driving

Approachability – the only robotics competition platform that has a “Student Centered” model in which we create a competitive environment where not only is technical mentorship not needed, it’s not allowed!

Workforce Development – the only robotics competition that gives FREE curriculum, lesson plans and certifications to the teachers/coaches/students (For teachers/coaches, this is seen as the most important piece to them)

Type: Competition

Program Date(s): Year-round

Age/Grades: MS/HS

Cost: Cost: Robotics kit cost depends on age, $150/team season registration, $50/team/event registration

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National – PowerUp Cyber Games

Program Description:

Geared to inspire middle and high school students, PowerUp Cyber Games, powered by Cyber Skyline, is a unique cybersecurity competition designed to teach participants to solve computer security problems while capturing and/or defending computer systems. Students will use the Cyber Skyline Practice Gym to build their cyber skills one topic at a time and compete against all other PowerUp Cyber Games Competitors in a three-hour competition once a month. Students will receive instant feedback and PowerUp Cyber Games winners are determined by cumulative season performance.

Type: Competition

Program Location: Virtual

Program Date(s): 10/3/2022

Application Deadline: 4/16/2022

Age/Grades: 6;7;8;9;10;11;12;

Cost: $250 per student until registration ends. Scholarships are available for qualifying schools.

Eligibility Requirements: Must be a middle or high school student residing in the United States. Teams can be formed at school, afterschool or extracurricular programs, and homeschool. Coaches can be teachers, parents/guardians, program counselors, etc.

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