Giving your students around Australia the opportunity to collaborate with leading researchers and award winning entrepreneurs to design their very own innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems.
Year 9-10 students will spend a day learning about a real-life global problem i.e. the Grand Challenge, and brainstorm, create a prototype and pitch their own solutions in a professional entrepreneurial way to their peers and STEM experts for a chance to win cash prizes.
Each participating school or individually participating student will be provided with a Grand Challenge Kit containing all relevant support materials and curriculum links and rubrics prior to the Challenge commencing.
The Grand Challenge is aligned to the Australian Curriculum, including the General Capabilities and Cross-Curricular Priorities. Students will need to be supervised online by a teacher or guardian.
Dates: 1 December 2020
Theme: To be advised
Duration: 9.30am-2.30pm, a combination of online Zoom workshops with our facilitators and self-directed working time
Cost: ~$11-22 per student (group discounts for 30+ students) plus online booking fee
Supervision: each student must have a teacher or guardian supervisor present during the online sessions. Supervisors attend for free.
Registration: Registrations will be open towards the end of Term 3. To be kept informed about the program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We can organise a Grand Challenges day especially for your school by request. This option is recommended only for groups of students 100+. Contact us directly for more details.
Our inaugural Grand Challenge was successfully delivered in collaboration with Future Anything, the University of Sydney and Breaking Good. Attended by 420 keen young entrepreneurs, students have worked with Associate Professor Alice Motion to learn about the challenge and hear about her Breaking Good citizen science project tackling malaria with teams all over the world.