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Global Challenge Awards

Global Challenge Awards

Organised by:
Global Challenge

Key Dates:
Registration is open year around and the main activities run from September to April each year

For Whom:
All students who are not yet in college are invited to participate. Materials are aimed for students aged 14-17, but welcome all who are not yet in college. There are two ways to participate – as an individual or as part of a team. For team projects, you select a friend and, if you would like, an adult (called a Country Team) and then join forces with a similar team from another country (to form an International Team).

The Global Challenge seeks to engage high school-aged boys and girls from around the world in self-directed on line science and technology challenges that involve real world issues.  Founded by Craig Deluca and David Rocchio of the Arno Group in 2005, working in close partnership with Domenico Grasso of the University of Vermont College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, the program gives international student teams the opportunity to experience the excitement of scientific understanding and engineering design while working on significant human and societal issues – bringing science to life in innovative new applications.  An overarching model and source of inspiration for the learning experiences we want for all students comes from The George Lucas Foundation’s Big ideas For Better Schools.  The Global Challenge is funded, in part, by a National Science Foundation (NSF) award from the Information Technology Experiences for Students (ITEST) program, validating the project’s design for engaging youth in science, technology, engineering and mathematics learning.

There are 6 main project areas that are part of the Challenge. Some are designed specifically for teams, others can be done alone. One can mix and match projects based on your interest level and time. In other words, you could form a team to compete in one competition and, at the same time, work on individual points for yourself.

  • Global Business Plan: Build an International Team, envision a global solution, create a detailed business plan, and win up to $1000 per person.
  • Technical Innovation Plan: Build an International Team, envision any kind of technical solution, explain it and win up to $500 per person
  • STEM Explorations: Work on your own, win up to $250.
  • Green Earth Corps: Work on your own or with any team, build a home and business auditing service, earn while you learn and serve. No limit on your earning!
  • Quantam Videos: Work on your own or with any team, earn fame and recognition.
  • Design TASC: Work with a local team and teacher, build a operating model for a competition, earn prizes and awards for your school.

For more details:
Homepage: http://www.globalchallengeaward.org/
Contest Rules.
Contact: david.gibson@globalchallengeaward.org


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