Fifth annual national sustainability challenge seeks entries

The Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge, which kicks off today with a call for entries, pairs student teams with advisors, asks them to tackle local (K-5), regional (6-8) and global (9-12) environmental problems or issues and find replicable green solutions. A panel of environmental experts and science educators judge teams based on their research, analysis and the ability of the solution to be replicated on a larger scale.

The project is a collaboration of the Siemens Foundation, Discovery Education, the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and the College Board.

Student and school prizes include scholarships, savings bonds, school grants, adventure trips, school assemblies and more. Visit for more information and to register. The deadline for all entries is March 5, 2013.