Are You Ready to Change the World?

The 2023 Change the World Challenge. Andy Sherar/Student Assistant Photographer/Cal Poly 5-6-23

The Change the World Challenge is a transformative, multidisciplinary student design competition.

  • The challenge is open to upper class students of any major.
  • Students will be formed into multidisciplinary teams of five, which will be 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 four hours per week.

All projects must be conceptualized and developed through the team effort as part of the Change the World Challenge; no previous or ongoing projects will be accepted.

Each group will use a systems thinking approach, an intentional mental practice that looks at multiple perspectives to solve complex problems.

The mandatory kickoff meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11. Lunch will be provided.

Please apply here by Oct. 31.