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The PAIU is sponsoring the Message of Kindness Student Poster Contest! Students in grades K through 12 can submit entries to their IU for local judging. Winning entries will be shared statewide as a way to continue our "Message of Kindness" throughout the upcoming year. Click here for more information.

The world is full of interesting and weird plants, from plants that eat insects to plants that hitchhike. This year, Longwood Gardens is hosting a STEM design challenge in which you and a team of your peers have the opportunity to create a weird plant! Click here for more details - deadline is December 9.

The Pennsylvania Invention Convention is a student invention competition designed to showcase and celebrate student problem-solving, innovation, creativity, and ingenuity.  This competition is open to all students in grades 5 through 12. This competition has 3 levels:
1. Virtual Online Competition (online submissions) - all participants [Deadline: Dec 31] 2. Statewide Finalists Competition (takes place at PETE&C in Pittsburgh)
3. Invention Convention - US Nationals (The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation)

To learn more about this competition, please visit: This competition is generously funded by The Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo and Conference (PETE&C).

Pennsylvania has over 36,000 homeless children. Help us create awareness of this issue!  Contest details: Students must submit original artwork that addresses the topic of youth homelessness. Click here for more details. Deadline for entries: November 4, 2019!