Okay, that headline is a bit misleading, but there is money out there to win. But more importantly, there are fantastic opportunities for your Nerd to experience science, robotics and engineering first hand.
Years ago, my own Nerd wanted to learn about coding. Being the Clueless Dad that I am, I went online to investigate. There are a ton of opportunities to learn to program but a global robotics competition caught my eye. Funny enough, it originated from my own company (I really need to start paying more attention at staff meetings).