Challenge 2030: Tomorrow’s Innovators Tackle Today’s Grand Challenges

The New York Academy of Sciences is offering the following challenge to students ages 13-18. Challenge 2030 is a two-part project where kids work in teams to create a product that addresses an area of need in their community.
Part One: The H2O Challenge
(January 30, 2017 – March 15, 2017)
With rapid urbanization and climate change, water is increasingly becoming a scarce resource in many communities around the world, while in other areas, engineers and scientists are working to develop systems to manage an overabundance of precipitation.
To address this challenge, we are asking students to take the lead in solving water issues in their communities. Student teams will apply their scientific knowledge to an area of critical need  in the areas they live in and focus on the solutions necessary to make a difference.
Part Two: The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Challenge
(April 1 – 30, 2017)
Student teams will further develop their H20 Challenge solution by constructing product pitches and prototyping a crowd-funding website, then presenting it to a panel of judges.

1. The winning team of the H2O Challenge wins $500!
2. Qualifying teams from the SDG Challenge will be invited to attend a culminating event in New York City at the New York Academy of Sciences headquarters on May 8th & 9th. Students will participate in a seminar on constructing pitch strategies and meet face to face with their team to market test their product ideas, refine their pitch and develop their crowd funding site.
To learn more and register your team, click here.
Deadline to sign up is Monday, January 9, 2017.


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