Build it Better

Raytheon has launched the Build it Better classroom grant contest through the MathMovesU Facebook page. Is there something you use at school — in the classroom, on the field, in your science lab, on the playground or anywhere on school grounds — that isn't designed as well as it could be? Maybe your pencil sharpener is missing the point. Or that Bunsen burner has flamed out one too many times. Perhaps those monkey bars are driving you bananas. Or maybe the long lunch lines in your cafeteria are ruining your appetite. Pick anything (big or small) from your school life and describe how it could be redesigned for a better school experience. You’re the head engineer on this project and the only limit is your imagination. First, second and third-place winners will receive $2,000, $1,000 and $500 classroom grants for their K-12 schools, respectively. Submit your entry – as a photo essay, video or detailed drawing.

Key Dates:

  • February 18, 2013 – Contest opens.
  • April 19, 2013 – Last day to submit an entry. Submission form closes at 12:00 a.m. ET.
  • May 1, 2013 – Up to ten finalists will be selected by Raytheon and crowd voting via Facebook begins (finalists will be verified for eligibility in advance).
  • May 17, 2013 – Voting closes at 6:00 p.m. ET. Winners to be notified at Raytheon’s discretion.

Proper ID- Only parents/guardians/teachers who are 18 and older are permitted to submit an entry on behalf of student(s). The contest is open to U.S. residents (excluding Puerto Rico).

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