Competition Challenges Students to Change the World

Competition to reward students who apply engineering and leadership skills to solve real-world problems

5 September 2008

IEEE student members are invited to participate in the IEEE Presidents’ Change the World competition, being held in conjunction with the 125th anniversary celebrations. The competition will reward students individually or in teams who apply engineering, science, computing, and leadership skills to solve real-world problems. This could include, for example, the design and implementation of projects to improve the lives of the poor, the sick, or those with disabilities, or that could lead to a more sustainable world.

“The competition is designed to recognize the passion IEEE student members have for helping humanity,” says John Vig, IEEE President-Elect. “It’s an opportunity for students everywhere to communicate their ideas, apply their creativity, and demonstrate their ability to make a difference in the world. Surprises are welcome.”

Submissions will be accepted between 1 September 2008 and 28 February 2009. Entry forms can be found on the competition website.

The top three prizes are US $10 000, $5000, and $2500, with other awards of $1000 and $500. Winners will be notified by 10 May 2009.

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