2013 Thacher Environmental Research Contest for High School Students
The Thacher Environmental Research Contest (formerly the Thacher Scholars Award) is a national competition for secondary school students founded by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) in honor of former IGES board member Peter Thacher, who died in 1999. Peter Thacher was former deputy executive director of the United Nations Environment Program, NASA advisor and, at the time of his death, president of the Earth Council Foundation/U.S. He was a leader in promoting the use of satellite remote sensing.
Prizes are awarded annually to secondary school students (grades 9-12) designing and conducting the best projects using satellite remote sensing of the Earth. Three cash awards will be given – 1st place – $2,000, 2nd place – $1,000 and 3rd place – $500.
Entry deadline: April 15, 2013
For more information and to enter, please visit the IGES website.