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Are you a young changemaker between the ages of 14-18 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 $1,000 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 May 14th at 11:59 (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 

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We are Phyto, a carbon-footprint tracker focused on the corporate setting, yet designed for the individual.

We are Phyto, a carbon-footprint tracker focused on the corporate setting, yet designed for the individual.

Photo of Will Leonard
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We educate youth about how artificial intelligence can be applied to solve public health issues, including climate change.

We educate youth about how artificial intelligence can be applied to solve public health issues, including climate change.

Photo of Themi Perera
5 7

The SUCCESS! app gives you the key to effectively engage your community about different environmental issues in order to make a difference.

The SUCCESS! app gives you the key to effectively engage your community about different environmental issues in order to make a difference.

Photo of Caleb Bondzi
4 4

Our team of 4 created a simplistic, yet innovative way to solve one of the world's most pressing issues - water scarcity.

Our team of 4 created a simplistic, yet innovative way to solve one of the world's most pressing issues - water scarcity.

Photo of Aarushi Wadhwa
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Turning plastic bags into sleeping mats for homeless and educating youth on climate change (focused on pollution) through hands-on learning.

Turning plastic bags into sleeping mats for homeless and educating youth on climate change (focused on pollution) through hands-on learning.

Photo of Isha Patel
6 4

FireWatch is low-cost device that is able to accurately  identify and localize forest fires.

FireWatch is low-cost device that is able to accurately identify and localize forest fires.

Photo of Neil Suri
3 4

Bee Aware is an initiative that creates technology to protect the honeybee population and encourages individual action for large impacts.

Bee Aware is an initiative that creates technology to protect the honeybee population and encourages individual action for large impacts.

Photo of Navya Rao
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An application-based learning experience, where students become excited, engaged, and educated about agriculture and sustainable farming.

An application-based learning experience, where students become excited, engaged, and educated about agriculture and sustainable farming.

Photo of Sam  Rousch
8 7

A deep learning based mobile application that identifies Colony Collapse Disorder in beehives.

A deep learning based mobile application that identifies Colony Collapse Disorder in beehives.

Photo of Keerthana
4 6

Bike-based delivery that provides fresh food to food insecure individuals, where riders are able to take a scenic tour of their city.

Bike-based delivery that provides fresh food to food insecure individuals, where riders are able to take a scenic tour of their city.

Photo of Levi Grimm
8 13

Improving the efficiency of solar cells and decreasing the costs of fabricating them to ultimately push for future commercial use.

Improving the efficiency of solar cells and decreasing the costs of fabricating them to ultimately push for future commercial use.

Photo of Jasmine Li
6 3

A student-powered nonprofit, dedicated to ending the cycles of hunger and poverty through food rescue.

A student-powered nonprofit, dedicated to ending the cycles of hunger and poverty through food rescue.

Photo of Alayna Meade
8 8