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These are the deadlines for the past competition. The 2020-20201 competition deadlines will be similar.

November: Abstracts due

December : Crowd discuss of abstracts

Mid December: Submit revised abstracts

Late December: Announcement of project ideas

January- March: Work on your Round 2 project

Mid March: Submission deadline for Round 2 project

Late March: Crowd discuss

Late March: Winners announced!

More information

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.

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 $4,000 1st Prize

  $2,500 2nd Prize

  $500 Crowd vote 

  $500 Critic Award