Do you like to design and create things? Do you like the idea of racing cars?

The UVM Aiken/TASC Challenges offer middle and high school students two hands-on challenges: 1.) design a transportation vehicle powered by human energy that can delivery supplies and/or travel through courses; 2.) create a video related to the importance of alternative transportation.

Teams of middle and high school students (2 to 6 per team) will compete in the five TASC Challenges that include: a marketing presentation; completing a flat course in the shortest time; transportation of maximum weight on a flat course; transportation of the most weight up an incline; and completing an obstacle course in the shortest time.

Teams should be in grades 7-12, but do not need to be from the same school or affiliated with a school to participate. All teams must have an adult advisor (not required to be a teacher).

Register now to win prizes and recognition during the 2012 Aiken/TASC (Technology And Science Connection) Challenges co-sponsored by The Aiken Lecture Series:

These events will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1 in the tennis court area of the UVM Patrick Gym and prizes will be awarded to teams with the best videos, the best transportation time, most product delivered, and shortest time through an obstacle course.

Approximately 50 businesses, the University of Vermont Aiken Lecture Series, and the UVM College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences make this event possible. TASC rules are posted at:

Are you 12-17 years old? Interested in learning about astronomy, aviation, architecture, computers, electricity, engineering, energy, geology, hunter safety, metals, radio, photography, space exploration and surveying.

Register now for the Technology Knowledge Fair (Scouts in Engineering) program designed for middle school students, and partnered with General Dynamics and the Green Mountain Council, Boy Scouts of America and the Girl Scout Council of Vermont This program is also on Saturday, Dec. 1 on the UVM campus.

To register students for a class visit:


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