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The Lowcountry STEM Collaborative

Logo Competition

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SAIC is generously sponsoring a Lowcountry STEM Collaborative student logo and slogan competition! See the attached flier and the information below for details.   

THE COMPEITION:
The Lowcountry STEM Collaborative strives to enhance education within our schools and encourages students to engage in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) is inviting students to participate in the Lowcountry STEM Collaborative Logo Competition.  We ask that students brainstorm and create a logo and slogan that symbolizes the mission of the STEM Collaborative. The competition will include the following school districts: Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester Two and Dorchester Four. 

The Lowcountry STEM Collaborative is currently developing an innovative website to market STEM and its involvement in the greater Charleston area. The Collaborative hopes to create an effective model for enhancing STEM learning in the region that specifically targets grades P-20 teachers and students.   This is an opportunity for students in the Lowcountry to have their logo and slogan featured as the face of the Lowcountry STEM Collaborative. Teachers, please encourage your students to brainstorm and create a logo and slogan that represents the mission of STEM.  Students may compete separately in the competition or you and your students can work together as a class to turn in a logo and slogan as a group.  Please see guidelines below:   

PARTICIPATION:
Contestants will be divided based on school level into three categories: 1. Elementary schools (K-5)2. Middle Schools (6-8) and 3. High Schools (9-12). One winner from each category (K-5, 6-8 and 9-12) will be selected based on the most creative, innovative, and unique logo design and slogan that represents STEM. 

TIMELINE:
Contest Begins:
Flyers will be distributed to schools and an email will be sent to teachers on October 18, 2011. Students will have three weeks to create their logo design and slogan.
Due Date: Students will submit final logo design and slogan to their teachers on November 14, 2011. Teachers should then submit the designs to Carolyn Kelley at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Judging: Judging will take place the Week of November 14, 2011
Winners Announced: The winners of the logo competition will be announced on November 18, 2011.  Winners will include one school from each category, and one of those three students will win the overall contest. 

JUDGING: 
SAIC Engineering Professional
Carolyn Kelley: Director, STEM Center of Excellence at the Citadel, Co-coordinator Lowcountry STEM Collaborative 
Mary Graham: Senior Vice President, Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, Co-coordinator Lowcountry STEM Collaborative 
David Roemer: STEM Educator of the year for the Lowcountry
The Lowcountry STEM Collaborative Marketing and Communications Work Group

AWARDS: 
K-5: Best Logo Design/Slogan: $300.00 donated to their school
6-8: Best Logo Design/Slogan: $300.00 donated to their school
9-12: Best Logo Design/Slogan: $300.00 donated to their school
All Around Winner: $100.00 

Please share this opportunity with educators in your districts!