National History Day Competition

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Each year more than half a million students participate in the National History Day Contest. Students choose a historical topic related to the annual theme, and then conduct primary and secondary research. You will look through libraries, archives and museums, conduct oral history interviews, and visit historic sites. After you have analyzed and interpreted your sources, and have drawn a conclusion about the significance of your topic, you will then be able to present your work in one of five ways: as a paper, an exhibit, a performance, a documentary, or a website.

Dartmouth Undergraduate Journal of Science

This research competition is open to all current high school students who have an interest (robust or cursory) in the pursuit of medicine. As participants, you will choose a topic in healthcare that is connected to one of eight humanities categories (anthropology, the arts, economics, gender, government, history, philosophy, and religion) and explore it at great length using scholarly journal publications (e.g., the use of music in psychotherapy would relate to the ‘arts’ category, or policy concerning the Medicare / Medicaid would relate to either the ‘economics’ or ‘government’ – more examples can be found at the end of this booklet in descriptions of these categories). Through this exploration, we hope that you will gain a greater appreciation for the intersection between medicine and your choice of the eight humanities fields. Such an appreciation is essential for developing a contextual understanding of medicine and is greatly celebrated in medical education.

Technovation Challenge

Every year, Technovation invites teams of young people from all over the world to learn and apply the skills needed to solve real-world problems through technology.

Circuit Civics Contest

All of the 15 federal courts in the Ninth Circuit hold local contests with winners going on to compete in the circuit-wide competition. At the circuit level, prizes of $3000, $1700, and $1000 will be awarded to first-, second- and third place winners in both the writing and video competition.