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JUMP into STEM is gearing up for Fall 2021! See the schedule page for additional information.

Past News

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JUMP Into STEM Continues To Open Doors to the Building Science Industry

Buildings are used every day by almost all members of U.S. society, which is why diversity in building science professionals is critical to better understanding the needs of all building […]

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JUMP Into STEM Interns Pursue Passions Through Impactful Building Science

For three inspiring young building science professionals, coursework completed in their college classroom landed them a 10-week internship at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). 2020 JUMP into STEM Final Event competition […]

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The U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office Announces 2021 JUMP into STEM Winning Teams

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building Technologies Office (BTO) announced the winners of the annual building technologies competition, JUMP into STEM, at the virtual finals hosted by the National Renewable Energy […]

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First Virtual JUMP into STEM Competition Showcases Student Solutions to Building Science Challenges

Trisha Gupta and Vedyun Mishra, master’s degree students in architecture at Syracuse University, presented their team’s project, Enabling the Proliferation of Energy Auditing. The project addresses the need for accurate and […]

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2020 JUMP into STEM Winners Announced for Three Technical Challenges

This year’s JUMP into STEM competition pushed students to research, collaborate, and develop possible solutions for three key issues facing the building science industry. The official 2020 challenges were advanced building construction […]

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Winners of 2020 JUMP into STEM Take Virtual Internships in Stride; Contribute to Building Science Research

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) JUMP into STEM competition encourages students with a passion for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to share solutions for several challenges facing the building science […]

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It’s not too late to compete on the JUMP into STEM building energy efficiency challenges!

The JUMP into STEM competition, hosted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), is accepting submissions from students currently enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities until November 13, 2020 for three new challenges: Advanced Building Construction Methods, Grid-interactive Efficient Buildings (GEB), and Building Energy Audit for Residential or Commercial Buildings.

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NREL Helps Students “JUMP” into Building Science Innovation

In Partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, NREL Launches Its Third JUMP into STEM Collegiate Competition this August JUMP—which stands for Join the discussion, Unveil innovation, Make connections, Promote tech-to-market—into […]

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JUMP into STEM Launches Three New Challenges for Building Energy Efficiency

JUMP into STEM, the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) online building energy-efficiency competition, is entering its third year with three new concurrent challenges open to university student submissions starting August 3, 2020. Challenges will be open through November 13, 2020.

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