JUMP (Join the discussion, Unveil innovation, Make connections, Promote tech-to-market) into STEM is an online, nationwide, building science competition for undergraduate and graduate students at U.S. colleges and universities, supported by the DOE Building Technologies Office and co-managed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), with internship support from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). Sponsorship support for the 2021-2022 JUMP into STEM program year had been provided at the Silver Level by the Clayton Home Building Group and Hy Stor Energy, and at the Bronze Level by DRC Construction.
JUMP into STEM aims to attract bright students from a variety of majors (computer science, mathematics, economics, policy, engineering, engineering education, architecture) to building science. The initiative seeks to inspire the next generation of building scientists, focusing on creative ideation and diversity in the building science field. Through the embedded diversity objective, JUMP into STEM focuses on the inclusion of an interdisciplinary mix of majors and students underrepresented in the building science field.
In the 2021 – 2022 competition, JUMP into STEM drew 83 technical solution ideas from 22 schools around the nation. Join the discussion for the 2022-2023 competition, see innovation unveiled, make connections, and promote tech-to-market solutions by sponsoring JUMP into STEM.