Papers are finally off to judges for scoring and my, what a whirlwind couple weeks it has been! From calling schools to share this incredible opportunity, to reminding Teams of deadlines, to contacting Judges to help score papers….it has been busy to say the least! This has been an interesting year, and we were blown away again by how strong of a response we had. This year saw the highest ratio of Teams actually submitting papers! Going into a year of COVID left us with plenty of uncertainty, but never again shall we doubt. It is refreshing to see the determination of so many shine through this year. Teams across the globe had every opportunity to say “I cannot do research this year!” But they did not, no they did not!
The continuing fight against an impending climate catastrophe is going to be full of challenges. Radical sustainable technology will be implemented and then not be enough. New climate control innovations will barely suffice. Each issue will seem as insurmountable as the last. But as we have seen from your clean tech entries this year there will always be a passionate group to fight on!
Now that papers are submitted there is no more for you to do than wait! We will be announcing our Semi-Finalists on June 1st – I promise that will be here before you know it so stay tuned!