Previous Proposals

Big ideas, STEM principles and enthusiasm.

Since the competition debuted in 2011, we’ve seen 1,500-plus entries stuffed with big ideas, STEM principles and a healthy dose of student-driven enthusiasm. We’ve included a few below for your reference. Please remember — the competition rubric changes from year to year, so what you see in these proposals may not necessarily match the requirements of this year’s competition.



“My students tackled challenges I never dreamed possible. They located resources and learned to ask questions. They sought out experts to drive their research and learned phenomenal problem-solving skills. BOTB is a guaranteed opportunity for students to OWN THEIR LEARNING!”

Dustin Springer, Merriam Park Elementary