December 6th: Abstracts due

December 6th- December 13th: Crowd discuss of abstracts

December 20th: Submit revised abstracts

December 27th: Announcement of project ideas

December 27th- March 6th: Work on your Round 2 project

March 6th: Submission deadline for Round 2 project

March 16th- March 24th: Crowd discuss

March 25th: Winners announced!


 $4,000 1st Prize

  $2,500 2nd Prize

  $500 Crowd vote 

  $500 Critic Award

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Media tool kit 

In a world that is increasingly run by computers, there are many ways that creative programming can lead to energy conservation. This can be as simple as a timer to dim or turn off lights, or as complicated as a program coordinating the motion of several thousand mirrors to concentrate sunlight on a single point.

Solar roadways

Solar Roadways is a company that is using solar power, engineering, and programming to create a new kind of road that could work for transportation, power generation, power transmission, internet,  and emergency lighting all rolled into one!

Software for solar thermal power

Software turns out to be a vital component in making efficient solar thermal power plants. 

Programming tidal turbines

Computer simulation provides best setup for hydrokinetic power generation from tides and ocean currents


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