Prizes & Special Opportunities

A total of $60,000 in prizes and scholarships will be awarded to participants in the 2007/2008 Global Challenge Award. All participants earning 400 points or more will be rewarded. Scholarship Awards will be presented to winners of the Technical Innovation Plan Competition and Global Business Plan Competition. More details will be provided soon, so check this page often. Good luck in this year’s Global Challenge competition!

Summer Engineering Institute Prize 

We have a special challenge and a unique prize just for you.


What is the prize? Full paid tuition to the University of Vermont's Governor's Institute on Engineering, where you mingle with some of the brightest and best students and engage in exciting hands-on experiences in wind power, robotics, biomass conversion, and aeonautical engineering. This summer institute prize is valued at over $900.

What do you have to do to win? Earn 400 points or more in this year's Global Challenge progam, fill out an application form, and promise to participate in the Global Challenge next year. Be sure to let us know of your interest in the summer institute after you form a team and start to work on the challenge, by emailing to Nina Cicero.

Who is eligible? This special opportunity is available to high school students from the United States in grades 9 through 11.

That's it! In addition, you are still eligible for all other points, prizes and awards offered by The Global Challenge.

UVM Technology and Society Connection (TASC)

Participate in this hands-on engineering competition no matter where you live and earn points towards the Global Challenge Competition!


What is it? Design Technology and Society Connection ( Design TASC) is an annual engineering competition sponsored by the University of Vermont (UVM) College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences.  Teams of high school students are challenged to connect the principles of science with technology to solve real problems. This year's challenge, "Blowing in the Wind", is to create a device that can use wind to compete on several different "ocean" courses (competition arenas, not actual water!). Courses will include an uphill course, a downwind course, an across-the-wind course, and a course with ports of call among which cargo must be shipped.

When is it?  The final exhibition will be held at UVM in Burlington, Vermont on Saturday, December 1.  See Design TASC for details.

Who is eligible? All interested high school students.

How is Design TASC related to the Global Challenge Award?  Design TASC is a Global Challenge Award STEM Exploration, so not only can you compete for Design TASC awards, you can also earn points, prizes and awards in the GCA competition!  

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