Sustainability Solutions Science Fair

Ages:Middle School, High School

Type:Fair

Categories:Environment, Science, Social Good, Social Science, STEM

Scope:International

Contact

Caitlyn Finnegan
cmfinne1@asu.edu
571-435-2012

The 2021 Sustainability Solutions Science Fair is a virtual opportunity open to researchers, innovators, and engineers age 12-18 from around the world. Arizona State University, in partnership with Wells Fargo Foundation and the Rob and Melani Walton Foundation, are calling for projects that drive change for good and develop thriving communities. Awards of up to $2,500 in cash prizes and mentorships in advancing the application of sustainability solutions are up for grabs. How do you plan to help shape tomorrow, today?

Contestants must submit a 2-minute video link, 12-slide presentation deck, and a one-page project abstract, intending to solve a sustainability or social challenge communities and/or underserved populations are facing with climate change, anthropogenic or natural disasters.

Contestants will be evaluated on seven different criteria using a scale of 1-5 (5 = Highest Score, 1 = Lowest Score):   
  1. The project abstract and purpose convey intent to solve a sustainability or social (medical, behavioral, etc.) challenge communities and/or underserved populations are facing with climate change, anthropogenic or natural disasters (including pandemics).
  2. The research topic is interdisciplinary in nature, including social, physical, economic, and/or biological sciences. 
    1. 5- Includes 3 or more disciplines 
    2. 3- Includes 2 disciplines
    3. 1-Includes only 1 discipline
  3. Conveys an understanding of human wellbeing, environmental stewardship, and economic prosperity as aspects of sustainability.
    1. 5- Clearly identifies environmental, human, and economic aspects of Conveys an understanding of human wellbeing, environmental stewardship, and economic prosperity as aspects of sustainability. sustainability.
    2. 3- Some but not all aspects of sustainability are addressed
    3. 1- One aspect of sustainability is addressed
  4. The solution has the potential to impact communities locally, regionally, and/or around the world in the near future. 
  5. The sustainability solution has the potential to be realized. 
  6. This solution demonstrates an innovative or novel approach to a sustainability challenge.
  7. Video, Audio, or Phone Call: The project owner is able to articulate the question and strategy to solve a global sustainability challenge.

Website: https://sustainability-innovation.asu.edu/sustainabilitysolutions/programs/solutionsfesti val/sustainabilityfair/

Managing Organization: Rob & Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Service

Contact:
Caitlyn Finnegan
cmfinne1@asu.edu
571-435-2012

Eligibility:
This opportunity is open to all researchers and innovators who are 12-18 years old.

Registration Opens: May 1, 2021

Registration Closes: October 4, 2021

Overview

The 2021 Sustainability Solutions Science Fair is a virtual opportunity open to researchers, innovators, and engineers age 12-18 from around the world. Arizona State University, in partnership with Wells Fargo Foundation and the Rob and Melani Walton Foundation, are calling for projects that drive change for good and develop thriving communities. Awards of up to $2,500 in cash prizes and mentorships in advancing the application of sustainability solutions are up for grabs. How do you plan to help shape tomorrow, today?

Process

Contestants must submit a 2-minute video link, 12-slide presentation deck, and a one-page project abstract, intending to solve a sustainability or social challenge communities and/or underserved populations are facing with climate change, anthropogenic or natural disasters.

Criteria

Contestants will be evaluated on seven different criteria using a scale of 1-5 (5 = Highest Score, 1 = Lowest Score):   
  1. The project abstract and purpose convey intent to solve a sustainability or social (medical, behavioral, etc.) challenge communities and/or underserved populations are facing with climate change, anthropogenic or natural disasters (including pandemics).
  2. The research topic is interdisciplinary in nature, including social, physical, economic, and/or biological sciences. 
    1. 5- Includes 3 or more disciplines 
    2. 3- Includes 2 disciplines
    3. 1-Includes only 1 discipline
  3. Conveys an understanding of human wellbeing, environmental stewardship, and economic prosperity as aspects of sustainability.
    1. 5- Clearly identifies environmental, human, and economic aspects of Conveys an understanding of human wellbeing, environmental stewardship, and economic prosperity as aspects of sustainability. sustainability.
    2. 3- Some but not all aspects of sustainability are addressed
    3. 1- One aspect of sustainability is addressed
  4. The solution has the potential to impact communities locally, regionally, and/or around the world in the near future. 
  5. The sustainability solution has the potential to be realized. 
  6. This solution demonstrates an innovative or novel approach to a sustainability challenge.
  7. Video, Audio, or Phone Call: The project owner is able to articulate the question and strategy to solve a global sustainability challenge.

Participate

Website: https://sustainability-innovation.asu.edu/sustainabilitysolutions/programs/solutionsfesti val/sustainabilityfair/

Managing Organization: Rob & Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Service

Contact:
Caitlyn Finnegan
cmfinne1@asu.edu
571-435-2012

Eligibility:
This opportunity is open to all researchers and innovators who are 12-18 years old.

Deadlines

Registration Opens: May 1, 2021

Registration Closes: October 4, 2021