Lexus Eco Challenge: Air and Climate ChallengeDeadline: December 4, 2019
The Lexus Eco Challenge is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) contest for grades 6–12. In the Lexus Eco Challenge, student teams tackle environmental issues related to land, water, air, and climate, and create Action Plans with practical solutions and quantifiable results.
The Lexus Eco Challenge gets students involved in project-based learning, teamwork, and skill building as they identify an environmental issue that affects their community, use their critical-thinking and research skills to come up with an Action Plan, and report on their results. Teams of students use a provided tool, rubric, and planner for content and time-management guidance, and are led by teacher advisors – who are full-time teachers employed at the school (not volunteers or parents)—to help their community while getting a chance to compete for scholarships and grants.
Amount: Sixteen prizewinning teams consisting of two middle school teams in each of the four Lexus Market Regions and two high school teams in each of the Four Lexus Market Regions (see link for map) will each receive a $10,000 prize. The sixteen winning Teams will also be invited to compete in the Final Challenge.
Eligibility: Students in grades 6–8 and 9–12 who are enrolled in a public or accredited private school or who are schooled at home in compliance with the laws of the students’ primary state of residence and who are legal residents of the fifty United States or the District of Columbia. Students must enter the contest in a team consisting of at least five but no more than ten students and up to two teacher advisors. See funding announcement for further eligibility rules.