Global Competition to Solve the Plastic Global Problem with £1000 Prize from BIEA

Date limite : 31 juil. 2020

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Global Competition to Solve the Plastic Global Problem with £1000 Prize from BIEA

The British International Education Association ‘BIEA’ is looking for ambitious, creative, curiosity-driven people with a passion for solving problems and making a difference who are role models of entrepreneurship for future generations to participate in the STEM Challenge. BIEA is passionate about enabling young people to develop skills for the future. The ‘BIEA University STEM Challenge 2020’ will help young inventors and designers get started on their entrepreneurial career.

About the Challenge:-

  • It's acknowledged that the world has a plastic problem. Our oceans and lands have become polluted with our carelessly discarded plastic waste that will take 1000s of years to decompose on land, whilst the plastic in the oceans break up into toxins. Our plastic waste is now causing chemical pollution in our seas.
  • Can you or your team come up with ideas and solutions that can help reducing the plastic waste and STEM the Tide of Plastic Pollution.
  • The proposed technology/service can be an innovation or invention in engineering and/or technology. Engineering is defined broadly, including, but not limited to software, design, energy, cleantech, materials and medical devices.

Entry Requirements:-

  • You can enter individually or as a team of up to 5.
  • The age of your team/ you must be aged between 18-21 years old.
  • You must be studying for a degree (or equivalent) qualification.
  • Entry into the Competition is free.
  • The deadline for submissions is 31st July 2020
  • The winner will be announced on 15 August 2020.

Video Presentation Guidance:-

  • You can produce a presentation in any style you wish. You may wish to keep it simple and use a PowerPoint, or you may wish to produce a documentary or TV style show. 

  • It must not run for longer than 10 minutes. 

  • The presentation should be delivered in English and any slides or documents should also be in English.

  • You may include anything you think relevant to your project, here are some information you should include:

    • An introduction to your team and your roles.

    • Your project outlines.

    • The reasons for doing the project

    • Any tests or experiments you did.

    • Any safety aspects you have considered.

    • Any social, financial or technical problems your team had and how you dealt with them.

    • A final reflective evaluation including both positive and negative aspects of the whole challenge.

    • Any references to any research sources that you have used.

  • Please video your presentation. You may video it on a phone, tablet or video camera. Marks will not be deducted for video quality (although the content should be clear). There are no additional marks for highly technical productions.

The Prize:-

  • A cash prize of £1000 (GBP).
  • The opportunity to take part in our iSTEM ambassador training course and become a certified BIEA iSTEM ambassador with support/guidance from leading
    UK STEM experts from Royal Institution, British Council, Engineering UK etc.

About BIEA:-

The British International Education Association (BIEA) is a not-for-profit organisation with head office in London. BIEA's mission is to promote British education to emerging international education markets, primarily in China and UAE, but also in other countries. BIEA works to meet the needs and challenges in international education. BIEA is helping to build a platform for knowledge exchange between the UK and other national education services, through direct interaction between policy makers and education professionals. BIEA aims to broaden the horizons of education practitioners through training events in the UK and in the range of countries. 

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