Go Carbon Neutral! A Transportation Challenge
April 22 @ 2:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Go Carbon Neutral!
A Transportation Challenge hosted by the Museum of Science
Sponsored by General Motors
In partnership with Greentown Labs
New England College Students:
Are you excited to create solutions to the climate crisis? We’re interested in your ideas about how to make Boston carbon neutral by 2050! Create a winning solution for reducing carbon emissions in Boston’s atmosphere and you could win $3000!
How the Competition Works:
Competitors should choose a transportation sector they think can be modified to help reduce Boston’s carbon footprint (i.e. private vehicles, ridehails, buses, rail, etc…). Then, it’s up to the team to propose a solution to their identified problem!
Teams have from the time they register until March 20, 2020 to design a project proposal to address their identified transportation problem. Proposals will be judged based on practicality, impact, and how closely they adhere to the Carbon Free Boston Summary Report Rubric (linked here: https://bit.ly/2tMlXLH) The top teams will be selected as semi-finalists, receive a $250 prize, be invited to network with our community partners, and design a poster explaining their project to present to the public at the Museum of Science, all while competing for a grand prize of $3000!
Register today and get started!
Registration takes place between January 15 – February 28, 2020. Information gathered during the registration process will be private and confidential and used only for semi-finalist selection purposes and not shared beyond the Museum of Science Go Carbon Neutral! Challenge review committee. Project Proposals must be completed by March 20, 2020.
Semi-finalist teams should be comprised of 1 – 4 people. Schools may be represented by more than one team, and students on a given team may represent different schools. We strongly encourage students’ teams to have diverse STEM majors and perspectives.
- Friday, February 28: Deadline to register
- Friday, March 20: Deadline to submit Project Proposal
- Wednesday, March 25: Semi-finalists informed of elections
- Wednesday, April 22: Poster and pitch presentation event, followed by judging and awards ceremony