Points & Prizes System

Earn points as you work and play with ideas! Redeem the points for valuable prizes. Depending on the task, you can earn points on your own or by working with your teammates.  All points on this page are awarded by the STEM Mentor and can be redeemed for exciting prizes after June 1. 


NOTE: Scholarship Awards will be awarded to the Best Technical Innovation Plan and the Best Global Business Plan, for those of you who make it that far!  Your final plan will be evaluated for quality by a panel of staff and expert judges using the TIP Rubric or BP Rubric, as appropriate, so be sure to check them out.  The points you earn here will help your final scores for Scholarship Awards too!  The more you do, the more points you earn, the more prizes you can redeem and the better your chances are of winning a Scholarship Award!  Good Luck!

 
GLOBAL CHALLENGE MISSION

 
EFFORT

INDIVIDUAL POINTS FOR SUBMISSION

TEAM Formation and Demographics

Form Country Team

Team

10

Form International Team

Team

10

Personality Test

Individual

6

Self-Evaluation Worksheet

Individual

6

Pre-tests

 

 

SCANS Survey

Individual

9

IT and Global Problem Solving

Individual

9

STEM Content Pre-test

Individual

14

Patent Office Submission

Team

10

Proof of submission and acceptance of suggestion to Global Resources

Individual

1

Documented Contact with STEM Professional

Team

5

Post-tests

 

 

International Team Member Post-Survey

Individual

6

STEM Content Post-test

Individual

14

International Collaboration and STEM Exploration

Team-Building Exercises

Team

10 per level

STEM Explorations

Both

15 per level

TASC STEM Exploration

Both

200

Technical Innovation Plan Elements

(To receive points, these sections should meet the minimum requirements specified in the TIP Rubric!)

TI - Description of Technical Innovation - Product or Process Description and Technical Analysis *

Team

130

TI - Key Personnel**

Team

20

TI - Evidence of Global Communications**

Team

20

Submission of Final Technical Innovation Plan

Team

130

Global Business Plan Elements

(To receive points, these sections should meet the minimum requirements specified in the BP Rubric!)

BP – Title Page

Team

5

BP – Table of Contents

Team

5

BP – 1.0 Executive Summary

Team

20

BP – 2.0 Industry Analysis Section

Team

40

BP – 3.0 Product or Process Description and Technical Analysis*

Team

20

BP – 4.0 Market Analysis Section

Team

40

BP – 5.0 Manufacturing and Operations Section

Team

40

BP – 6.0 Financial and Political Feasibility Section

Team

40

BP – 7.0 Key Personnel**

Team

5

BP – 8.0 Evidence of Global Communications**

Team

5

BP – 9.0 Bibliography

Team

5

Submission of Final Business Plan

Team

75

 

*             These corresponding TIP and GBP sections are almost identical! Check out the TIP and BP Rubrics, make the necessary tweaks to meet the requirements, submit under both the Technical Innovation Plan Elements and the Global Business Plan Elements and snag the points for both tasks!

**          These corresponding TIP and GBP sections are identical! Don’t forget to submit under both the Technical Innovation Plan Elements and the Business Plan Elements to earn the points for both tasks!