Alda Center at Stony Brook University Calls for Scientists to Enter The Flame Challenge 2017: What is Energy?

October 25th, 2016

After reviewing hundreds of questions submitted by children from around the world, the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University has announced the question issued to scientists for The Flame Challenge 2017 – What is Energy?

An international contest now in its sixth year, the Flame Challenge is judged by 11-year-olds around the world, challenging scientists at every level – from graduate students to senior researchers – to answer and communicate familiar yet complex concepts in a way that is understandable to an 11-year-old. Entries can be submitted in written or visual format.

The Flame Challenge is sponsored in part by the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The contest offers a $1,000 cash prize for scientists in each category. The winning scientists will also receive a trip to New York City (includes airfare and accommodations for two nights), where they will meet Alan Alda and be honored at the World Science Festival.

Please visit for information about entering the contest.