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International Biology Olympiad (IBO) Science Academic Competition     
North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO)    The NACLO is a linguistics competition for high school students in the United States and Canada that has been held since 2007. The top students qualify for the International Linguistics Olympiad, one of the International Science Olympiads.   
International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) Science Academic Competition  The IOI consists of two days computer programming, solving problems of an algorithmic nature. Students compete on an individual basis, with up to four students competing from each participating country (with around 81 countries in 2004). Students in the national teams are selected through national computing contests.   
International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA) Science Academic Competition     
William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition (Putnam Competition) Mathematics Academic Competition December (first Saturday) The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition, often abbreviated to the Putnam Competition, is an annual mathematics competition for undergraduate college students of the United States and Canada, awarding scholarships and cash prizes ranging from $250 to $2,500 for the top students and $5,000 to $25,000 for the top schools.   
United States Academic Decathlon National Championship  Academic Competitions   To earn a spot at the national competition in April, teams must advance through local, regional, and state competitions.  
National Scholastics Championship (NSC)  Academic Competition June Sponsored by Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence (PACE), NSC is an end-of-year championship for North American high school quizbowl teams.   
International Earth Science Olympiad (IESO) Science Academic Competition  The Global Challenge Award is responsible for identification of high school students who represent the United States in the International Earth Science Olympiad or IESO.   
American Mathematics Competition 12 (AMC 12) Mathematics Academic Competition February; oce per year The AMC 12 is a 25 question, 75 minute multiple choice examination in secondary school mathematics containing problems which can be understood and solved with pre-calculus concepts. Calculators are not allowed. At the student's high school; contact the school math department or math club American Mathematics Competition 12 (AMC 12) 
American Mathematics Competition 10 (AMC 10) Mathematics Academic Competition February; once per year The AMC 10 is a 25 question, 75 minute multiple choice examination in secondary school mathematics containing problems which can be understood and solved with pre-calculus concepts. Calculators are not allowed. At the student's high school; contact the school math department or math club American Mathematics Competition 10 (AMC 10) 
American Mathematics Competition 8 (AMC 8) Mathematics Academic Competition November; once per year The AMC 8 is a 25 question, 40 minute multiple choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem solving skills.  At the student's high school; contact the school math department or math club American Mathematics Competition 8 (AMC 8) 
American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME) Mathematics Academic Competition March; once per year The AIME is a 15 question, 3 hour examination in which each answer is an integer number from 0 to 999. All problems on the AIME can be solved by pre-calculus methods. The use of calculators is not allowed. The AIME is an intermediate examination between the AMC 10 or AMC 12 and the USAMO. All students who took the AMC 12 and achieved a score of 100 or more out of a possible 150 or were in the top 5% are invited to take the AIME. All students who took the AMC 10 and had a score of 120 or more out of a possible 150, or were in the top 1% also qualify for the AIME.  At the student's high school; contact the school math department or math club American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME) 
International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) Mathematics Academic Competition July; once per year The IMO is a two day math competition held each summer. Participating countries send teams of up to six students. In addtion, there is one team leader, one deputy leader, and observers. Each day participants take a 4.5 hour, 3 question essay exam. The participating countries trade off in hosting the event, which in it's entirety usually lasts 10- 14 days. Six of the twelve top scoring USAMO students will comprise the United States team that competes each summer in the IMO. In 2010, the IMO will be held in Astana, Kazakhstan on July 4-14. In 2011, the IMO will be held in Astana, Kazakhstan. International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) 
Los Angeles County Science Olympiad Science Academic Competitions February; once per year Each year there are approximately 22 challenging and motivational events that are drawn from the various disciplines of biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, computers and technology. There is a balance between events requiring knowledge of science facts, concepts processes, skills and science applications. Starts at the student's school. The Los Angeles County Science Olympiad, now nearly 25 years old, is a regional competition held between teams of students representing elementary, middle, and high schools. Winning teams advance to the Southern California Science Olympiad and success at the state level leads to the National Science Olympiad held annually at various sites around the country. Los Angeles County Science Olympiad 
Science Olympiad National Tournament Science Academic Competitions May; once per year There are 46 events spanning the sciences, from chemistry, biology and physics to engineering, computers and astronomy. Starts at the student's school. The Los Angeles County Science Olympiad, now nearly 25 years old, is a regional competition held between teams of students representing elementary, middle, and high schools. Winning teams advance to the Southern California Science Olympiad and success at the state level leads to the National Science Olympiad held annually at various sites around the country. The 2010 National Tournament will take place on May 20-22, 2010 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Science Olympiad National Tournament 
Southern California Science Olympiad Science Academic Competition April; once per year The Science Olympiad tournaments are rigorous academic interscholastic competitions that consist of a series of individual and team events which students prepare for during the year. The competitions follow the format of popular board games, TV shows and athletic games. Starts at the student's school. The Los Angeles County Science Olympiad, now nearly 25 years old, is a regional competition held between teams of students representing elementary, middle, and high schools. Winning teams advance to the Southern California Science Olympiad and success at the state level leads to the National Science Olympiad held annually at various sites around the country. The 25th Annual Southern California Science Olympiad State Program will take place on April 10, 2010 at Valencia High School in Placentia. Southern California Science Olympiad 
International Physics Olympiad (IPO) Science Academic Competition    International Physics Olympiad (IPO) 
Global Challenge Award Science Academic Competition  The Global Challenge is an online international competition that encourages learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. There are several team competitions that are part of the Global Challenge Award Program. Each competition has its own set of rules and a score card that helps guide your team to a winning solution. The Global Challenge Award is responsible for identification of high school students who represent the United States in the International Earth Science Olympiad (IESO).  Global Challenge Award 
International Geography Olympiad (iGeO)  Academic Competition  The competition consists of three parts: a written test, a multimedia test and a substantial field work exercise. iGeO tests the abilities of every participants in spatial patterns and processes. It is about frontiers, centers and peripheries, about tourists, terrorists and refugees, about trade of food, clothes, drugs and digital data, about population growth, El Nino, tsunamis and earthquakes, etc.  International Geography Olympiad (iGeO) 
International Astronomy Olympiad (IAO) Science Academic Competition  The IAO is an internationally recognized annual astronomy scientific-educating event for high school students (14–18 years old), which includes an intellectual competition between these students. Currently not available in the US International Astronomy Olympiad (IAO) 
USA Mathematics Olympiad (USAMO) Mathematics Academic Competition April; once per year The USAMO is a six question, two day, 9 hour essay/proof examination. Administered to about 270 students, mostly in 12th grade and 11th grade, along with any extremely talented 10th graders and below who may qualify. All problems can be solved with pre-calculus methods. The top 12 scoring students on the USAMO will be invited to attend an award ceremony held in Washington, D.C. At the student's high school; contact the school math department or math club USA Mathematics Olympiad (USAMO) 
US National Chemistry Olympiad (USNCO) Science Academic Competition  The National Exam consists of three parts.The first part contains 60 multiple-choice questions. The second part contains 8 free response questions. The lab practical contains two tasks to be performed by each student with only the specified materials. The United States National Chemistry Olympiad (or USNCO) is a contest held by the American Chemical Society (ACS) used to select the four-student team that represents the United States at the International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO). US National Chemistry Olympiad (USNCO) 
Local Chemistry Olympiad Competitions Science Academic Competition March; once per year ACS local sections conduct local competitions each March to select nominees for the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad. To register your school (teachers) or home-schooled student (parents), contact the coordinator of your ACS Local Section. If your school will not be registering for the competition, a parent or guardian can contact the coordinator of your ACS Local Section directly. Local Chemistry Olympiad Competitions 
International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) Science Academic Competition    International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) 
International Linguistics Olympiad (ILO)  Academic Competition  This olympiad furthers the field of mathematical, theoretical and descriptive linguistics. Like all science olympiads, its problems are translated and completed in several languages and as such must be written free of any native language constraints. The program contains both individual and team contests. The individual contest consists of 5 problems which must be solved in 6 hours. The problems cover the main fields of theoretical, mathematical and applied linguistics – phonetics, morphology, semantics, etc. Since the 2nd ILO, the team contest has consisted of one extremely difficult and time-consuming problem. Teams, which generally consist of 4 students, are given 3–4 hours to solve this problem.  International Linguistics Olympiad (ILO) 
International Philosophy Olympiad (IPO)  Academic Competition  Students competing in the Olympiad are given four hours to write a philosophical essay on one of four topics in a language other than their own.  International Philosophy Olympiad (IPO) 
Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) Science Academic Competition  The Intel ISEF is the world’s largest international pre-college science competition, annually provides a forum for more than 1,500 high school students from over 50 countries, regions, and territories to showcase their independent research. The Intel ISEF is the premiere science competition in the world exclusively for students in grades 9–12. Complete a science fair project Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) 
Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS) Science Academic Competition  The Intel STS encourages talented U.S. high school seniors to pursue independent research in science, math, engineering, and medicine. Perform Independent Science Research: Most students work with supervising scientists at local universities, institutions, and science-related companies. Some do so through formal high school programs offered at those locations while others initiate contact with a specific scientist on their own. Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS) 
International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) Science Academic Competition  The IJSO is an international science competition for students not older than 15 years old. The examinations consist of three separated tests, done in different days. The tests require knowledge about science (physics, chemistry and biology). The maximum score is 100 points.  International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) 
High School National Championship Tournament (HSNCT)  Academic Competition  At the high school level, quiz bowl is a competitive, academic, interscholastic activity for which players attend periodic practices and then represent their school at varsity tournaments. Quiz bowl questions range over the entire spectrum of a high school curriculum and also include a certain amount of current events, sports, and popular culture. Starting a High School Team. Teams qualify to the High School National Championship tournament through a variety of methods. Most commonly, a team qualfies by finishing in the top 15% of the field at an invitational. High School National Championship Tournament (HSNCT) 
United States Academic Decathlon (USAD; Acadeca)  Academic Competition   The competition consists of seven multiple choice tests (art, economics, language and literature, math, music, science and social science), two performance events (interview and speech), and an essay.  United States Academic Decathlon (USAD; Acadeca) 
National Science Bowl Science Academic Competition April/May; once per year Questions are asked in the categories entitled Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Earth Science, Mathematics, Astronomy, General Science, and Sponsor Related Trivia. General Science covers science-related items that don't fall under any specific type of science such as items common to all sciences. any high school that meets the eligibility rules of the National Science Bowl competition is permitted to register for any regional competition in the country. National Science Bowl 
Science Bowl Science Academic Competition  Science Bowl is a high school academic competition held in the United States. Two teams of four students each compete to answer various science-related questions. Any high school that meets the eligibility rules of the National Science Bowl competition is permitted to register for any regional competition in the country, Science Bowl 
National Middle School Science Bowl Science Academic Competition  The National Middle School Science Bowl is a middle school academic competition held in the United States. Two teams of four students each compete to answer various science-related questions. uestions are asked in the categories of General Science, Physical Science, Life Science, Earth Science, and Mathematics. Although they are not subcategorized, the questions fall into the subcategories of Chemistry, Algebra, Computer Science, Biology, Physics, Astronomy, Geometry and Current Events. General Science covers science-related items that do not fall under any specific type of science such as items common to all sciences.  National Middle School Science Bowl 
USA Biology Olympiad Science Academic Competition  USABO finalists are selected in two rounds of tests. The open exam is a short, multiple-choice exam open to all high school students. Competitors in roughly the top ten percent move on to a semifinal exam. This second exam consists of another short multiple-choice section, followed by a short answer/matching section. The twenty highest scorers move on to the USABO finals. After the two-week training camp, the finalists undergo a day of practical examinations and a day of theoretical testing similar, in some respects, to the semifinal examination; however, the finals exam is far more comprehensive.  USA Biology Olympiad 
California Future Business Leaders of American (CAFBLA)  Membership    California Future Business Leaders of American (CAFBLA) 
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)  Membership    Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) 
FBLA-PBL National Awards Program (NAP)  Academic Competition  The FBLA-PBL National Awards Program recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas.  Held at the FBLA National Leadership Conference (NLC) FBLA-PBL National Awards Program (NAP) 
California Awards Program (CAP)  Academic Competition February/March   California Awards Program (CAP) 
Stanford Univ Math Camp (SUMaC) Math Summer July through August SUMaC is designed for high school students who will be juniors and seniors in the fall, who have exceptional interest and ability in mathematics. SUMaC is for those who seek to be challenged in mathematics and those who would enjoy four weeks of intensive, in-depth, mathematical pursuits. Participants must be approaching their junior or senior year in high school. Stanford Univ Stanford Univ Math Camp (SUMaC) 
Canada/USA Mathcamp Math Summer July through August Canada/USA Mathcamp is an intensive 5-week-long summer program for mathematically talented high school students, designed to expose these students to the beauty of advanced mathematical ideas and to new ways of thinking. At Mathcamp, students can explore undergraduate and even graduate-level topics while building problem-solving skills that will help them in any field they choose to study.  Canada/USA Mathcamp 
The Summer Science Program Science Summer June through July/August The Summer Science Program (SSP) is a residential enrichment program in which gifted high school students complete a challenging, hands-on research project in celestial mechanics.  New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in Socorro, and Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California The Summer Science Program 
Center for Talented Youth (CTY) at Johns Hopkins University  Math; Science Summer; Online June through July; July through August CTY offers gifted students, and their families and schools as well, a wide range of programs and services to nurture their intellectual abilities, enhance personal development, and foster better understanding of the needs of talented youth. Johns Hopkins University, Maryland Center for Talented Youth (CTY) at Johns Hopkins University  
Program in Math for Young Scientists (PROMYS) Math Summer June through August PROMYS is a challenging program designed to encourage ambitious high school students to explore the creative world of mathematics. Each summer, approximately 60 high school students from around the country gather on the campus of Boston University for six weeks of rigorous mathematical activity. Boston Univ Program in Math for Young Scientists (PROMYS) 
Michigan Math and Science Scholars Math; Science Summer June through July MMSS is designed to expose high school students to current developments and research in the sciences and to encourage the next generation of researchers to develop and retain a love of mathematics and science; 2 week program. University of Michigan Michigan Math and Science Scholars 
Rutgers Young Scholars Program in Discrete Mathematics Math Summer July An intensive four-week residential academic summer program for mathematically talented high school students. It provides a mathematically rich environment to high school students interested in mathematics, and is designed to encourage them to consider careers in the mathematical sciences. Rutgers The State Univ of New Jersey Rutgers Young Scholars Program in Discrete Mathematics 
COSMOS Calif State Summer School for Math and Science Math; Science Summer  COSMOS is a four-week residential program for talented and motivated students completing grades eight through twelve. Students work side-by-side with outstanding university researchers and faculty exploring advanced topics that extend beyond the typical high school curriculum. COSMOS courses are hands-on and lab intensive emphasizing current research underway at the University of California. UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC San Diego, UC Santa Cruz COSMOS Calif State Summer School for Math and Science 
USA Junior Mathematical Olympiad Mathematics Academic Competition April (last Tuesday and Wednesday); once per year Administered to about 230 students in 10th grade and below who qualify, the USAJMO will have 6 problems and be administered over 2 days. In parallel with the USAMO awards structure, 12 USA Junior Mathematics Olympiad Winners and 12 Honorable Mentions will be announced, based on the 12 highest JMO scores and the next 12 highest JMO scores. However, there will not be a formal recognition ceremony for the 12 JMO winners. At the student's high school; contact the school math department or math club USA Junior Mathematical Olympiad 
Google Science Fair  Science  Global online science competition  Once a year http://www.google.com/events/sciencefair/signup2013.html Students aged from 13 - 18 (individual entry or up to group of 3 students)  Find detail information at the website www.google.com/sciencefair 
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