Agriculture makes up a large component of the Massachusetts economy, bringing in about $48 million in direct sales and providing about 28,000 jobs. Water conservation and energy efficient practices are key to the continued success of the Massachusetts agriculture industry. These challenges will allow students to explore some of the sustainability problems facing their communities and engineer their solutions.
Each school would spend Mass STEM Week on their projects with a deadline to submit their projects to a panel of judges from [insert sponsor here] by October 31..
Winners in a number of categories from each age group would be announced the week of November 5 with funding given to a select number of high school projects that will continue through the end of February 2019 when schools would present their more developed work to the same judges for the grand prize.
August 27 - School registration opens
September 24 -Rules and judging rubric announced
October 22 - Mass STEM Week begins, school start their projects
October 26 - Mass STEM Week ends
October 31 - Final projects are due at i2 Learning
November 9 -Winners are announced
February 15, 2019 - Final high school projects are due
March 1, 2019 - Final high school winners announced