i2i Challenge SponsorsPart art show/part science project, the Inspiration to Innovation (i2i) Challenge is a fun way for students to explore nature and investigate STE(A)M (science, technology, engineering, art and math) while inspiring creative thinking.

Information about the 2018 i2i Challenge will be coming soon! To receive information as soon as it is available, please send your name, phone number and email to cbuhler@tmsc.org. Please also indicate your district and the grade levels you work with, if applicable. 


Congratulations to all of our 2017 i2i Challenge winners:

Grades K-2: Maqueda Green, First Place; Eva Baltadzhieva, Merit Award

Grades 3-5: Malachy Blood, First Place; Jillian Callan, Merit Award; Kaylee Marshall, Merit Award

Grades 6-8: Sarah Metcalf, First Place; Tyler Andrews, Merit Award



For Educators: The STEM + Art = STE(A)M—Inspiration to Innovation (i2i) Challenge was developed to give students the opportunity to further their understanding of how STEM subjects and art relate, and the importance of that symbiosis. The i2i Challenge provides educators with community support and a framework to encourage creativity through imagination and incorporate STEM subjects.


For Students: STEM + Art = STE(A)M—Inspiration to Innovation (i2i) Challenge allows students to explore the integration of art concepts and STEM subjects. The i2i Challenge provides students with a supported framework for discussion of STEM subjects. Students’ observations and classroom discussions serve as the foundation for the students’ exploration of the relation between art and STEM and the impact they have on each other.


This exploration will lead students to a better understanding of the symbiotic relationship between art and STEM and encourage them to use their imagination and knowledge to further develop those concepts in new and creative ways.


About the Challenge | Theme, Dates & Deadlines | i2i Guidelines 


All entrants must pre-register their submissions between 12/1/16 - 2/23/17 using the link below.