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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

Share the Challenge


Media tool kit 

We are holding informational webinars to describe the project and answer  your questions. The webinars will be hosted on Zoom.

Webinar dates

June 11th

June 25th

July 16th

July 30th

August 13th

August 27th

September 10th

Pre-register for the project and sign up for a webinar:

Key Deadlines




Oct 1st -30th 


Students research and choose project topic, lay out preliminary plan

Fri Oct 30th  

Submit 1st draft of abstract

Mon Nov 13th  

Submit revised abstract

Nov 16th  2020 – Mar 8th 2021


Plan and conduct investigation

Mon Mar  8th   

Video and paper 

Begin to plan 

ID what still needs doing 

Wed Mar 31st  

Submit video and paper

April 1st - 9th  

Discuss with judges and peers

Tues Apr 13th