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We welcome 8th – 12th grade STEM teachers who want to engage their students in problem-based learning, doing STEM projects with the potential for real-world impact in mitigating climate change.

The I2M Challenges, structured to align with NGSS practices, can work in the following school contexts:

  • As part or whole of your course elective
  • As a final graduation or independent study project
  • As a free-choice option in science club after school.

Read a brief article  describing past student submissions or browse student videos.


Prizes

 $4,000 1st Prize

  $2,500 2nd Prize

  $500 Critic Award

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Media tool kit 

From homes, to offices, to factories, to schools, and many other kinds of buildings, the places we inhabit cost energy. They cost energy to build, and to heat, cool, and to light, and they also represent one of the easiest, most straightforward ways to conserve energy. From construction to insulation, to window placement, to geothermal heat pumps, there are a myriad of ways to lower the energy cost of buildings, saving both money and emissions.

Bio-inspired window design

Scientists mimic biological temperature control systems to develop windows that keep heat in in the winter, and cool things off in the summer. Learn More

 

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