JUMP into STEM is an online building science competition for undergraduate and graduate students at U.S. colleges and universities.
With diversity at the forefront of the program, JUMP into STEM emphasizes the inclusion of an interdisciplinary mix of majors (e.g., computer science, mathematics, economics, policy, engineering) and students underrepresented in the building science field.
Interested in competing? Review the JUMP into STEM Process, and see below for FAQs.
Visit the JUMP into STEM Process page.
This year’s top teams, professors, and sponsors are invited to participate in person during the Final Event competition scheduled for January 27–28, 2022, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s main campus in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
Final Event winners receive a 10-week paid summer internship at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, or Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
Students have the opportunity to explore their passions and specific skills to solve challenges in the following areas:
Detailed guidance, including page limits, can be in the requirement section of each challenge and in the Rules.
Teams should include 2‒4 students, who can be from the same or different academic institutions. When creating your team, please consider how the members bring perspectives from different backgrounds, including a variety of majors and students from groups that are underrepresented in STEM.
Many professors have partnered with JUMP into STEM to incorporate JUMP into STEM challenges into coursework! Your professor will be a great resource throughout this competition.
You are still welcome to create a team and compete in the JUMP into STEM competition! We do encourage you to find a faculty advisor for your JUMP into STEM project, but this is not a requirement.
View the Schedule.
Yes, it is separate. Please visit Zintellect to begin your internship application.
See the JUMP into STEM Rules, including the grading rubrics for the challenges and final competition.
Please watch our “How to Create a Successful Submission” webinar below! Note that the 2020 webinar is still posted for reference, the 2021 version will be published the week of August 16th, 2021 (after the Challenges go live).