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Christopher Columbus Awards

Christopher Columbus Awards

MMS worked with a group of leading U.S. foundations, whose goal was to get more students involved in STEM, to create the Christopher Columbus Awards program — a national in-school competition that combined STEM with community problem solving in a real-world setting.

MMS managed all marketing and implementation from start to finish and was responsible for generating participation and enrollment in the program.

Additional responsibilities included:

  • Creating the guideline booklet for team coaches, correlating the program with the National Science Education Standards, and providing tips on how to implement in schools.
  • Developing the Playbook for students, providing guidance on how to enter, entry requirements, and information on protecting intellectual property.
  • Managing all judging components, including identifying and recruiting judges, processing all entries, distributing prizes, and planning and coordinating logistics for the National Championship Week recognition event.