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With middle and high school level competitions, we invite students and teachers to apply key concepts to create a model of what the next Aquarius might look like. 

Teachers receive a starter kit to help them on this challenge. 

Designing a safe, capable laboratory is critical to continuing the valuable underwater work conducted by researchers at Aquarius. It's up to teachers and students to engineer the future of this truly unique facility. 

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Tier 1
School Based

Classes within one school or multiple schools within a district compete at the middle and high school levels to design the next Aquarius. 

Winner selection: All entries will be reviewed and evaluated at the individual school by school employees or volunteers.

Prize: Winning project receives certificate from FIU Aquarius and features on CASE social media platforms.

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Tier 2 
Multi-District 

Districts* within a state compete among one another to see who are the top designers and aslo gain state-wide bragging rights. 

Winner selection: Judging and winner selection is conducted by regional judges with input from FIU Aquarius personnel. 

Prize: Winning project receives a challenge trophy and group chat with an aquanaut from Aquarius. 

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Tier 3 
Nationwide 

Schools compete across state lines to see who can design the best Aquarius 2.0 model Submissions for each district will be graded by FIU Aquarius experts. 

Winner selection: Judging and winner selection is conducted solely by FIU Aquarius personnel. 

Prize: Winning project receives a challenge trophy, flag and a private chat with an aquanaut from Aquarius. The winning selection will also be 3-D printed by FIU and model displayed on campus.