Next Big Thing is the Scouts BSA Nova Award for investigating astronomy and projectile science. To earn this award, Scouts must complete one of their design related merit badges and learn about topics such as prototypes, market research, brainstorming and painstorming. Scouts imagine a new product and create a 3D model or sketch of the design.
Scouts BSA Nova Award - Next Big Thing (Product Design)
STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The NOVA Awards program combines knowledge of STEM concepts with hands on activities.