How BJU Received $100K from Elon Musk

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BJU's Xprize-winning team

XPRIZE, the global leader in designing and implementing innovative competition models to solve the world’s grandest challenges, recently announced that a team from Bob Jones University is one of 23 student-led teams to win an award in the $5M Carbon Removal Student Competition. The foundation, which was given $100 million from Elon Musk’s Musk Foundation, received 195 university-affiliated proposals from around the globe. The BJU team secured the maximum $100,000 grant for their entry. The goal of the competition is to create scalable carbon extraction technologies.

In this episode, Dr. Pettit spoke with 3 of the students that were on BJU’s team as well as one of their faculty advisors. You won’t want to miss this episode!


Steve Pettit traveled for many years with the Steve Pettit Evangelistic Team before becoming president of Bob Jones University. He served as president of BJU from 2014 to 2023.