JUMP (Join the discussion, Unveil innovation, Make connections, Promote tech-to-market) into STEM is accepting applications for the 2020-21 competition!
College and university students are encouraged to participate in JUMP by forming a two- to four-person team to address current challenges in the building industry. Students can learn about a challenge topic and respond to it by developing a problem statement and a technical solution with a technology-to-market plan. Applicants must apply in Zintellect in the Building Technologies internship opportunity and upload a response to jumpintostem.org no later than November 13. Finalists will present solutions during a final competition and compete for a paid summer 2021 internship at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) or the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
2020-21 Challenges can be found online at JUMP into STEM. Topics for this year’s competition include:
- Advanced Building Construction Methods
- Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings (GEB)
- Building Energy Audits for Residential or Commercial Buildings
Co-led by ORNL and NREL with support from the Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office, JUMP is open to both undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled at a U.S. college or university. The goal of JUMP is to attract a diverse group of innovative students to building science research and address some of the current challenges facing the industry. Diversity goals include encouraging participation from student groups who are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) as well as teams consisting of a broad variety of majors.