About the Challenge
You have the power to make a difference!
Challenge Fast Facts:
- The Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge for high school encourages student teams to identify an environmental issue that has global impact and to provide a viable, replicable solution.
- The Challenge is open September 13, 2012 through March 5, 2013.
- Teams must select an environmental topic relating to energy, biodiversity, land management, water conservation & clean-up and/or air & climate.
- Open to high school students in grades 9-12.
- Teams will consist of two to four students (with one designated student Team Lead) under the guidance of a Team Advisor/Mentor, who must be a full-time or part-time school employee at a school attended by at least one of the student Team members. See Official Rules for more information.
- The Team Advisor/Mentor must register and create a team(s) to begin. Once this is complete, the student team can begin work on the Challenge application.
- Only the designated student Team Lead can submit the final application. However, all team members must contribute to the process.
- All submitted work must be the work of the registered students and completed during the entry period.
As citizens and stewards of our planet, high school students are in a unique position to become active agents of environmental change. Fortunately many are interested in learning about and taking responsibility for your environment. In addition, they are familiar with today's tools and technologies that can help influence others to create an impact beyond their local community.
The Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge gives teens the opportunity, tools and inspiration to become agents of change. Beginning September 13, 2012 through March 5, 2013, high school student teams from across the country are challenged to create sustainable environmental improvements that can be replicated around the globe.
The Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge at the high school level consists of eight steps. View the high school application to learn more.
The resources on this website such as the sample project ideas and past year's winners' projects, may help guide the team to identify something in their community that they can change to help improve the environment. It is important to note that the Challenge takes a scientific approach to the change process. The team collects data that helps them demonstrate that a change has taken place.
Top prizes will include thousands of dollars in scholarship money and more!
Today's students are ready to change the world and you have the power to make a difference.