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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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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

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!

Prototype solar-assisted bus

California company is working on buses that, while not wholly solar, have their mileage improved by a photovoltaic "boost". Learn More

Redesigning cities for bikes

Lessons from a "brilliant" bike plan, showing how innovations in city planning, layout, and use can result in more efficient transit.


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