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National Science Foundation

The Challenge

Our world is changing faster than ever before--technology is developing at an unprecedented rate and the world faces extraordinary challenges with solutions based in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). What is needed to prepare STEM graduate students to meet these modern day challenges?
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  • The challenge goes live on February 15, 2013.
  • Ideas must be submitted by 11:59PM Pacific Time on April 15, 2013.
  • Community choice voting will open on May 15, 2013 and close on May 29, 2013.
  • Winners will be announced publicly on June 13, 2013.

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Prize Information

Contest winners will be awarded cash prizes from $1000 to $3000. The prizes will be awarded as checks made out to the registered individual or team leader and may be shared among any team members on the registration form at the team leader's discretion.

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