November 1st: Abstracts due
November 4th- November 8th: Crowd discuss of abstracts on Facebook
November 15th: Submit revised abstracts
November 18th: Announcement of project ideas
November 18th- March 6th: Work on your Round 2 project
March 6th: Submission deadline for Round 2 project
March 16th- March 24th: Crowd discuss on Facebook
March 25th: Winners announced!
$4,000 1st Prize
$2,500 2nd Prize
$500 Crowd vote
$500 Critic Award
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Transit covers both human transportation (commuting and travel) and the transportation of goods around the world. It represents one of the largest sources of carbon in human society, from cars and trucks, to boats, to planes, to trains—it all costs energy, and the bulk of that energy, currently, comes from fossil fuels. This is an area where a lot of innovation is already taking place, but there's a lot more to be done.
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!
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