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The Christopher Columbus Awards is a national, community-based science and technology program for middle school students. The program challenges the students to work in teams of three to four, with an adult coach, to identify a problem in their community and apply the scientific method to create an innovative solution to that problem.

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“This competition is the culmination of everything I try to convey in the classroom.”
—Rebecca Fast, Finalist Coach
Enterprise Charter School, Buffalo, NY

Latest Scoop: 2006 Winners

A.C.M.E. Disaster Masters
Chairman's Award Winner


T.A.S.K. Force
Gold Medal Award Winner

H.O.T. Band
Gold Medal Award Winner

Fire Escape
$25,000 Columbus Foundation Community Grant Winner