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Thacher Scholars Award: Deadline Approaching

  • Earth Science Contest for Grades 9-12
  • Cash Awards: $2,000, $1,000 and $500
  • Entries Postmarked by April 2, 2007

The countdown has begun! Entries for the 2007 Thacher Scholars Award must be postmarked by April 2, 2007. The award will be given by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) to secondary school students designing and conducting the best projects using satellite remote sensing of the Earth.

U.S. students in grades 9-12, including U.S. citizens attending schools in foreign countries, are eligible to receive cash awards in the amount of $2,000 for first place, $1,000 for second place and $500 for third place. For each winning student, a teacher or designated adult coach will receive a $200 gift card to Amazon.com.

Entries will be judged by IGES staff based on their scientific and technical accuracy; creativity and originality; quality of presentation; thoroughness of research, methods and procedures; and demonstration of knowledge gained. Winners will be announced by May 2, 2007.

For more information on the Thacher Scholars Award, including contest rules and guidelines, please visit: http://www.strategies.org/ThacherScholars

CONTACT: Theresa Schwerin
Associate Director, Education
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
E-mail: theresa_schwerin@strategies.org