JUMP into STEM is an online crowdsourcing platform focused on engaging university and college students in challenges related to building technology.
To enter and participate in JUMP into STEM, all team members must have an IdeaScale account. Visit http://jump.ideascale.com/a/register and create an account using your university or college email address. To be eligible for awards, idea submitters must be able to verify they are a current student in the United States and 18 years of age or older (or the age of majority in his/her state, whichever is older) at the time of entry. Please see the Terms and Conditions for the full JUMP requirements. Also, review the JUMP into STEM Building Technologies Internship Program (BTIP) application criteria. Internship applications must be submitted either before or at the same time as ideas.
University and college students must participate in teams. All team members must have an IdeaScale account. Team submissions will be evaluated for technical potential, innovation, and diversity. During the challenge judging review process, the JUMP team and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will pay particular attention to consideration of teaming criteria that includes team diversity:
Idea submitters should also review the JUMP into STEM Building Technologies Internship Program (BTIP) application to ensure they are eligible for competing in the final event. Internship applications must be submitted by the time idea submissions close.
During the academic calendar year, JUMP into STEM will open three challenges for students to compete for awards. Visit Current Challenges to consider the specific questions and review the response criteria. Please note that internship applications must be submitted either before or at the same time as ideas.
Each challenge will include a webinar series by industry experts designed to foster ideation and consideration of new solutions. Participate live or review recorded sessions. This is your opportunity to ask clarifying questions about open challenges. You can find registration links within each associated JUMP into STEM challenge topic.
Check out, comment, and vote on other JUMP into STEM community ideas. This dialogue helps inform ideas and innovation challenges. The leading number of votes or comments does not guarantee advancement but is one indicator for considering ideas.
After the JUMP into STEM challenges close, the judging process will begin: