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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.


Prizes

 $4,000 1st Prize

  $2,500 2nd Prize

  $500 Critic Award

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Media tool kit 

Geological carbon sequestration basically involves exploiting natural geological processes to bind atmospheric carbon into a solid form.

Geologists stumble on natural deposits with great potential for fixing carbon

It has been known for some time that natural geological processes pull carbon out of the atmosphere over long periods of time, a process known as weathering. In this case, a mineral known as peridotite has been shown to react with carbon dioxide to form a solid carbonate, thus locking it into a solid state. This could be a key to returning at least some of the carbon emitted by burning fossil fuels to the ground in a form that would be likely to keep it there.