Sal Khan explains the Breakthrough Junior Challenge
To kick off season nine of Lab Out Loud, we welcome Sal Khan to the show. As founder of The Khan Academy, Sal is encouraging students age 13-18 to submit a 10-minute video to the Breakthrough Junior Challenge. Presented by The Breakthrough Prize and The Khan Academy, The Breakthrough Junior Challenge is currently seeking innovative videos from students that explain a challenging concept or theory of mathematics, life sciences, or physics. The winner will earn a $250,000 scholarship, a $50,000 education grant for the winner’s teacher, and a $100,000 cutting-edge science lab designed for the winner’s school. Do you have an idea for a submission? Listen to the show to hear more about the competition and how students might create a video to open up everyone’s mind. But hurry – video submissions will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on Oct. 7!
- Breakthrough Junior Challenge
- The Khan Academy
- The Breakthrough Prize
- Breakthrough video contest seeks young scientists (NY Times)
- New Science Video Contest will award full college scholarships, fancy and massive teacher prizes (Washington Post)
- The Khan Academy: iOS app and Android app
Connect with our guest:
- Khan Academy (blog)
- @khanacademy (Twitter)
- The Khan Academy (YouTube Channel)
- The Khan Academy (Facebook)
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