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Announced!

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Applications are open!  

Are you a young changemaker between the ages of 14-20 years old in the USA (including Puerto Rico and all other US territories) ready to harness the power of STEM for a sustainable planet? Join the movement of young people solving the world’s most pressing environmental challenges!  

Twenty-five winning teams will each receive $2,000 seed funding and participation at the online Changemaker Summit.  

Click “Add your idea” to submit your STEM solution for sustainability. After entering, you may view other entries, revise your own entry, and re-submit it until the deadline on February 11 at 11:59 PM (midnight) ET. See eligibility and assessment criteria for details. 

You must publish your entry for it to be considered for review. You can edit your published entry up until the entry phase closes.

If you have any questions regarding the Our Planet, Our Purpose: STEM for Changemaking Challenge please contact us at STEM@ashoka.org 

UPDATE: Please join us to congratulate our two Early Entry Prize recipients!

Climate Cardinals and Poluino

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Green tiles will bring plant and animal life to the heart of cities in a water-friendly way and with minimal cost and effort.

Green tiles will bring plant and animal life to the heart of cities in a water-friendly way and with minimal cost and effort.

Photo of chase leffers

Poluino (pollution + Arduino) is an educational initiative  distributing DIY air quality monitor kits.

Poluino (pollution + Arduino) is an educational initiative distributing DIY air quality monitor kits.

Photo of Chris Chen
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Tackling overlooked environmental deterioration through crowdsourced photography and STEM-based solutions. 4,000+ people reached.

Tackling overlooked environmental deterioration through crowdsourced photography and STEM-based solutions. 4,000+ people reached.

Photo of Maanit Goel
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