IT-oLogy Innovation Challenge

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IT-oLogy Innovation Challenge

2018 IT-oLogy Innovation Challenge


The 2018 IT-oLogy Innovation Challenge engages students and teachers to not only learn about environmental problems in South Carolina, but to actively seek solutions with technology. The most successful IT-oLogy Innovation Challenge projects are those that are engaging, innovative and creative. The goal is to think about environmental issues and apply solutions that will fuel curiosity and initiate problem-solving.

IT-oLogy Innovation Student Challenge: Students in grades 3-12 will create projects that use technology to solve a problem facing the environment in their school, community or the state of South Carolina.

IT-oLogy Innovation Teacher Challenge: Teachers of grades 3-12 will demonstrate how they effectively integrate technology into their schools to educate students on environmental issues.

Any of the following technologies can be used:

  • Programming
  • Video/Audio
  • Gaming
  • Apps
  • 3D Modeling/Printing
  • Agriculture Technology
  • Robotics
  • Graphic Design
  • Animation
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Device Modification
  • Digital Photo Production
  • Drone Technology
  • Virtual Reality

Entries MUST include:

  • A written essay describing the details of the project
  • Video and photos via appropriate platform
  • Any other relevant links.

The first round of judging will be completed the week of September 10th. Finalists will be notified via email and will move to the final round. Final judging will take place at IT-oLogy on October 20, 2018. Students must prepare a poster/tri-fold backdrop explaining their project as part of their presentation.

Important Dates:

Projects Due: September 7th
1st Round Judging completed: Week of September 10th
2nd Round Judging: October 20th (9 am-Noon)

Get Started

  1. Review the Getting Started page to get your ideas flowing!
  2. Review and understand the project Guidelines before starting your project.
  3. Develop your project.
  4. Submit your project – Student projects hereTeachers projects here.

The project submission deadline for this year is September 7, 2018. Get started on your projects early!

Students – Submit your projects here

Teachers – Submit your projects here

2017 Top Innovators

Congratulations to the top innovators for the first IT-oLogy Innovation Challenge! View the list of top innovators here! Here are photos from the 2017 event.

Hear from four top innovators on their experience with the Innovation Challenge!

Innovation Challenge

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