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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.


 $4,000 1st Prize

  $2,500 2nd Prize

  $500 Critic Award

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Past Contest Entries

Below is a selection of entries from the last round of the competition.

Bean: "Greenhouse Gas Collecting Tree Network"

My idea for reducing greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is engineering and installing artificial trees in locations all... [More]

Bews: "Sustainable and Appropriate Energy Trailer (SEAT)"

We hope to build a trailer that showcases some energy technologies that could profoundly improve the lives of people in... [More]

blake k: "Regulation and Taxation"

In order to limit our green house gas emissions, my idea is to have the government, either state or federal, place a limit... [More]

Chemistry Cat: "Power Paint"

Let’s paint energy on to buildings! Buildings, houses, and stores are in the daylight from anywhere between one second to... [More]

Cogediv: "Artificial Leaves"

Greenhouse gas emissions are a growing concern in our world. A possible way to mitigate the greenhouse gases is by the... [More]

Eravios: "Increased School Efficency"

Greenhouse gas emissions can be mitigated by improving the energy efficiency of public schools. This can be achieved by... [More]

Insert Joke Here: "Pests for Power"

We (me and my partner in crime) recently found a little YouTube video mentioning that Cockroaches produce hydrogen from... [More]