iScienceProject is now accepting submissions for its second annual HOBO Energy Challenge, through April 30, 2006. The contest provides participating US K-12 classrooms with a free, two-month HOBO Loaner Package, which includes a HOBO data logger, software, and energy-saving contest activities, to help students find examples of energy waste in their schools. Classrooms that investigate and document at least one example of energy waste will win a complete HOBO data logger system. A grand prize of eight data logger sets will be awarded to the elementary, middle, and high school classrooms that exhibit the greatest effort investigating energy waste in their respective schools. Loaner packages are available on a first-come, first-served basis to schools that fill out the entry form,available at

This article originally appeared in the 11/01/2005 issue of THE Journal.