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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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The following ideas were submitted by early adopters in a previous round of the Innovate to Mitigate challenge:

  • Miniaturized “scrubbers” that remove dissolved CO2 from ocean water
  • “Wave generators” adapted to use the horizontal motion of water in rivers
  • Using recycled tubing to focus sunlight and create biochar more efficiently

Check out all the entries from our pilot challenge at http://innovatepilot.videohall.com, and go here to see the current entries!

This Promising Ideas section should give you an idea of what's possible, and hopefully can spark new ideas of your own! Check out what innovators around the world are doing.

For those looking for more information and resources about discovery research, try checking out the Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education on facebook or twitter

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