Leading up to the 250th Anniversary of the United States to the celebration in July 2026, America250PA will launch programs and initiatives geared towards engaging every Pennsylvanian.  The America250PA Team is proud to help the Commission "innovate" the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, with the launch of our Direct Effect Innovation Challenge.


The Direct Effect Innovation Challenge is an annual statewide collaborative project that allows students from across PA to compete and design solutions to issued challenges.


The 2022 DEIC page will go live in the Fall of 2022, so in the meantime, we welcome you to explore our 2021 challenge page. On this page, you can learn more about the DEIC and register for the 2022 Challenge.