Feature 2022-2023 Industry Sponsor: Clayton Home Building Group

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Clayton Home Building Group – Gold Sponsor


The student presenters from the 2020 Final Competition in Oak Ridge, TN strike goofy poses in front of an Oak Ridge National Laboratory sign.

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). For the 2022-2023 JUMP into STEM program year, the JUMP into STEM team is honored to receive gold-level sponsorship support from Clayton Home Building Group! Now on their 3rd year of sponsorship, Clayton Home Building Group continues to Make Connections with current and future building scientists.

JUMP into STEM aims to attract bright students from a variety of majors (engineering, computer science, mathematics, economics, policy, engineering education, architecture) to building science. JUMP into STEM 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 Challenge Competition, JUMP into STEM drew 83 holistic solution ideas from 23 colleges around the nation. The 2022-2023 competition is currently mid-cycle with another round of ideas to today’s top Building Science Challenges.  Join the conversation, Unveil innovation, Make connections, and Promote tech-to-market.

Want to see what JUMP into STEM is all about, why student teams from around the country complete each year, and why industry sponsors like Clayton Home Building Group choose this program?

WHY Join JUMP into STEM as an Industry Sponsor?

Industry sponsorships provide undesignated funds to support JUMP into STEM and allow the inclusion of more students in the Final Competition and expansion of benefits for Finalists, Winners, and Industry Sponsors. Together, industry sponsors, the JUMP into STEM team, and Professor Team provide an outstanding competition environment and opportunity to engage beyond the classroom. This year’s top teams, professors, and sponsors will be invited to attend the in-person Final Competition, scheduled for January 26–27, 2023, at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s main campus in Golden, Colorado. Final Competition winners receive 10-week paid summer internships at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, or Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. NEW for 2023, interns may be invited to participate in a 2-day Industry Partner Visit with select JUMP into STEM Gold or Platinum Sponsors.



For the 2022-2023 student competition, JUMP into STEM includes a new benefit for competition winners and Industry Partners – the JUMP into STEM Industry Partner Visit pilot! This pilot opportunity includes 2 days of direct engagement between competition winners and select 2022-2023 JUMP into STEM Gold or Platinum Sponsor(s).
Focused on illustrating the role and capabilities of industry in technology commercialization, the Industry Partner Visit shall include in-person tours, networking sessions, and unique engagements specific to the Industry Partner all completed concurrently with the winner’s 10-week national laboratory internship.

Learn more about JUMP into STEM industry sponsorship opportunities here or contact Bill Eckman.