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2022 International Virtual Science Symposium (IVSS) Focuses on “Engineering Solutions for a Changing Climate”

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The 2022 International Virtual Science Symposium (IVSS) is focusing on “Engineering Solutions for a Changing Climate.” Students are encouraged to think creatively about solving environmental issues through engineering-minded solutions concerning climate change. For the 2022 IVSS, students of all ages are encouraged to think creatively to address issues concerning the environment, especially issues concerning climate change. 

​​​​There are many different ways to think about engineering. Engineers are problem solvers; they help improve our world through invention and design. There are many classic engineering specialties: mechanical (designing and developing power-producing machines), civil (designing and developing infrastructure), chemical (developing and designing chemical manufacturing processes), and computer (designing and developing computer systems and technological devices. Engineers can also be biologists, ecologists, artists, and environmental scientists!

Students are encouraged to present their research in creative ways, such as through storytelling tools (including video, online media, storyboards, drawings, and more).

Important Dates to Keep in Mind:

  • Informational Webinar: 06 October (To view the recording, click here.)
  • Projects Accepted: 01 January through 11 March 2022
  • Project Due Date: 11 March 2022
  • Judging Webinar: 30 March, 10:00 a.m. MT (To join, click here; passcode: 2022IVSS
  • Judging Period: 30 March through 06 April 2022
  • Feedback and Virtual Badges Shared: 22 April
  • Drawing for Stipends: 22 April

For more information on the 2022 IVSS, including resources for students and teachers, click here.

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News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office