THE 2018-2019 CHALLENGE LINE UP...


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Smoke-Free World
Students are invited to design 21st century solutions to solve multiple region-specific problems that interfere with the goal of decreasing the use of nicotine-based products on a global scale. This year's category includes three separate problem options which specifically focus on problems in the United States, Malawi and India.  
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Our friends at the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World bring you this special category!


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Transforming Education with Technology
Technology has been used in classrooms for almost 50 years without showing a remarkable impact or effect on student progress or achievement. Students are invited to design new technologies or services that will help transform education experiences leading to better outcomes for individual students, schools or communities.  
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Our friends at SMART Technologies bring you this special category!

Examples include: 

  • Physical space – re-imagine your learning environment, how can it be improved to be more effective? Example: Design and build a better school room.

  • Curriculum and content – how might we improve learning content to support better student outcomes? Example: Design and create learning content.

  • Processes – what new processes might we employ to improve learning tool implementations or educational community communications? Example: Design a learning tool process for education.

  • Learning systems/ tools for students and teachers - how might content be delivered differently? Example: Design and create better educational tools to deliver content.


Aerospace & Aviation

Aerospace & Aviation

Aerospace & Aviation
Over the last six decades, there has been tremendous growth in human interest regarding the science, engineering and business considerations needed to fly beyond the Earth’s atmosphere and into the surrounding space. With an increased entrepreneurial spirit, numerous aerospace and aviation organizations focus on the research, design, manufacturing, operation and maintenance of vehicles. Be part of the next phase of exploration!

Examples include: avionics, aerodynamics, human factors/cockpit design, and propulsion systems

 


Cyber-Technology & Security

Cyber-Technology & Security

Cyber-Technology & Security 
Technology connects us, creating pathways to independence and keeping us safe. This category incorporates information technology and security as applied to computing devices, as well as private and public computer networks. Current challenges include all of the processes and mechanisms by which computer-based equipment, information and services are protected from unintended or unauthorized access, change or destruction. Be part of the tech revolution!

Examples include: artificial intelligence applications, network defense systems, counter intelligence technologies for government, data-driven energy management technologies, smart security technologies, and database models to track, predict, and categorize natural disasters. 

 


Energy & Environment

Energy & Environment

Energy & Environment 
If humanity is to continue living on Earth, preserving our planet is everyone's responsibility. We must look closely at humankind’s use of natural resources and the impact of our activity on the planet. Be the new energy we fuse into this planet we call home!

Examples include: energy storage, energy efficiency, renewable resources, sustainable land use, recycling solutions, environmental health, water resources, biodiversity, climate change, waste management, clean technology innovations.

 

 

 


Health & Nutrition

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Health & Nutrition 
Proper health and nutrition transforms lives. Humanity needs great innovators to lead the fields of study regarding the human body and behavior as they relate to wellness and medicine. Be the catalyst that saves lives!

Examples include: prosthetics, nutrition science, exercise science, medical technology, hunger solutions, mental health, assistive technology, healthcare services, healthcare safety, biomedical engineering, food security.