School Competition: Science and the UN’s Sustainability Goals

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How can science and technology be used to improve how we use our planet’s resources and, hence, help achieve the UN’s sustainability goals? We want you to tell us your ideas and we’re going to publish the best one on this web site. You will also get a cash prize (sum TBA) for your school.

Science and technology are key here. How can we use Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geology, Psychology, Geography, Engineering, Computer-Science and so on to make people’s lives better or to reduce humanity’s impact on the Earth? Your idea may be something small and simple but potentially life-changing or it could be some grand scheme requiring decades of work and trillions of pounds. It’s up to you.

We’d like you or your school group to design a web-page, illustrating your ideas, and we do mean “design” not “build”! We’ll build it for you, if you win. We’re just looking for a “mock-up” — a document that shows us what your page would look like. So, you don’t need any web-building skills, just some really good science ideas and some really good design ideas. Think of it as an on-line poster but a poster that could, if you wish, have links to external web pages.

We’d like you to submit your design (as a single-page PDF file) into the form below. Submission can be made at any time from now until July 1st 2021 and we will announce the winners on July 23rd 2021.

The competition is open to individuals and groups in years 12 and 13.