Change the World Challenge

A transformative, multidisciplinary student design competition that addresses the world’s most pressing contemporary problems

A transformative, multidisciplinary student design competition that addresses the world’s most pressing contemporary problems.

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This Year’s Theme: Solutions for Living in a Post-COVID World 

• The Change the World Challenge is open to upper division students of any major. 

• Students will be formed into multidisciplinary teams of five mentored by faculty. 

• Student teams develop solutions using a systems approach that balances technical concerns with social, cultural, economic, historical, political, ethical, and environmental implications. 

• The competition will span all three quarters with a time commitment of approximately 4 hours per week.

  • 1st place team shares $20,000 
  • 2nd place team shares $10,000 
  • 3rd place team shares $5,000

Apply by November 5, 2021

The Cal Poly College of Engineering understands there has been an enormous amount of turmoil and transition due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). As we continue offering support to our students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends, we also continue providing critical updates as well as college highlights. Ours is a college full of creative and bright engineers and staff. For more information on COVID-19 visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website. For more information on how Cal Poly is responding to COVID-19, visit the Cal Poly Coronavirus website Coronavirus website.

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