About the Competition
The Detroit Junior Innovation Competition competition hopes to promote STEM by challenging middle school students in the metro Detroit area to think about and create a research proposal in developing a new scientific innovation. Students are encouraged to think about the problems facing society and brainstorm technological solutions to solve these problems. Since most students will not have access to labs or equipment, for the MDJIC competition students are only required to write about their plans for innovation. However, students are highly encouraged to use internet and print resources in order to dig deeper into their research areas and apply this knowledge to their papers. Students with the best plans will be given cash prizes and mentorship to work on their projects and make their ideas a reality.
Please see the rules below for complete information about the competition.
Competition Information and Rules
It is necessary that each participant reads the rules regarding the competition.
Step 1. Read the rules and information.
Participation in the MDJIC is completely free! To understand the prompt and requirements for your project, please read the rules above on this page.
Step 2. Begin creating your project
Now is the time to start brainstorming what you will do for your project! You may already have an idea in mind, or you may want to start from scratch. To get started on your project, you can ask your parents/teachers, visit your local library, or even do a quick google search to get some ideas. Our resources page also has many helpful links to help you begin and develop your project. Lastly, make sure you have read the rules before beginning your project as it includes many important details about the project.
Step 3. Submit your project
After you have finished with your project, you must submit it to our submissions page. The time frame for submissions is from July, 2017 until September 30, 2017. Make sure that your project complies with the rules and that you have carefully edited it before submitting!
Step 4. Awards ceremony
If your project has been selected as a winner, you will be invited to the awards ceremony! Winners receive cash prizes and certificates. Winners will also receive help from high school students and teachers to further expand on their projects and make their ideas a reality.
Share this opportunity!
Please feel free to tell your friends and family about this competition! Below are some flyers advertising the MDJIC program.