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EDU Arctic Competition for Students from Secondary Schools Across Europe, 2017

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EDU-ARCTIC is glade is inviting applications for  students from secondary schools across Europe to join the Arctic Competition with their teachers and develop a science project or an innovation project designed for an arctic environment. Young students and their teachers who are fascinated by disciplines such as science, technology, engineering and mathematics, though not yet scientists, will have the opportunity to take part in a scientific expedition in the Arctic.
The Arctic competition is for teams of one student, aged 13 to 20, and one teacher. Participating teams can come from secondary schools across Europe.

The teams can win an expedition to one of the Arctic stations within the EDU-ARCTIC project. These are located in Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Svalbard, as well as the Northern Norway. In 2017 (summer) the destinations of the Arctic expeditions are to the Faroe Islands and to Iceland. In 2018 (summer) the destinations for the expeditions will be Northern Norway and Svalbard.

For more details, please consult the Arctic competitions page on the EDU-ARCTIC website, as well as the competition rules and the information sheet about the competition. We’ve also prepared additional FAQs for participants with useful information and tips.  If you have any questions about the competition, you may contact Lis Mortensen: Lis.Mortensen-at-jardfeingi.fo or Barbara Biskopstø Hansen: Barbara.Bishops to Hansen-at-jardfeingi.fo.

EDU-ARCTIC invites pupils from secondary schools across Europe to join the Arctic Competition with their teachers and develop a science project or an innovation project designed for an arctic environment.

Young students and their teachers who are fascinated by disciplines such as science, technology, engineering and mathematics, though not yet scientists, will have the opportunity to take part in a scientific expedition in the Arctic.

The Arctic competition is for teams of one pupil, aged 13 to 20, and one teacher. Participating teams can come from secondary schools across Europe.

The pupil with the teacher as a mentor develops:

  • a research project or
  • an innovation project

For detailed information on the applications, guidelines for submissions and description of criteria, see the Rules of Arctic competition section.

The teams can win an expedition to one of the arctic stations within the EDU-ARCTIC project: Faroe Islands, Iceland, Northern Norway or Svalbard. In the summer of 2017, the destinations of the arctic expeditions are to the Faroe Islands and to Iceland. In the summer of 2018, the destinations for the expeditions will be to Northern Norway and Svalbard.

At these locations, the participants will join a 10 – 14-day long arctic expedition and take part in field work conducted in the area. For details see Expedition information sheet.

Who can join the competition?

  • Teams from secondary schools across Europe.
  • A team consists of one student and one mentor, who is a teacher at the school.
  • The teacher does not necessarily have to be the pupil´s teacher at the moment. However, he/she must be employed at the same school.
  • The mentor and the pupil join the arctic expedition together and the mentor is responsible for the student’s wellbeing on the expedition.
  • The pupils must be between 13 and 20 years’ old.
  • Before submission teacher must get the written, signed consent of the student, whose work he/she submits for the competition within the EDU-ARCTIC project. In the case of minor the written, signed a consent of student’s legal guardians must be obtained.

The participation in the Arctic competition is voluntary. You can ask questions about the competition before deciding whether or not to participate. If you do agree to participate, you may withdraw yourself from the project at any time, without giving a reason and without penalty.

The Arctic Competitions deadline is fast approaching. The applications (short summary) must be uploaded by the 1st of March (by midnight), while full proposals must be submitted by the 20th of March (also by midnight). Stay creative!

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