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The 2013 smarter planet challenge: student projects changing the world

The purpose of the competition is to identify student developed multi-disciplinary projects that solve real-world or humanitarian problems, are ready for implementation and can be used by faculty and future students as a classroom project.

Students participating in the challenge will:

  • Contribute to the betterment of humanity by developing and implementing solutions to real-world challenges
  • Learn how to apply engineering and business knowledge and expertise in order to develop problem-solving projects
  • Gain critical teamwork and multi-disciplinary skill sets that are transferrable to the engineering workplace and provide a competitive advantage
  • Contribute to the educational experience by sharing their project knowledge with future students as potential classroom projects
  • Receive an IEEE Certificate of Participation
  • Earn cash prizes . . US$5,000, $4,000, $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000 for the best student team proposals. (An additional number of US$500 prizes for “honorable mention” may be awarded based on available budgets)

Application deadline: 1 november 2013


2013 Smarter Planet Challenge
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