Participate in the United Nations World Innovation Day Hack 2022, April 29–May 3

Posted by on Apr 6, 2022 in Competitions, Opportunities |

Colorful graphic of the world map.Take part in a global hackathon celebrating UN World Innovation Day around the organization’s Sustainable Development Goals. Student teams are invited to compete based on challenge statements set by different UN bodies and corporate sponsors centered on the themes of sustainability, innovation and global development.

United Nations World Innovation Day Hack 2022
Friday, April 29, 2022–Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Learn more and register for this online, global event

ASU students are among the top participants in this hackathon, so showcase your skills as a Sun Devil in this globally prestigious competition. Register for free and get the opportunity for global impact, get seen by UN bodies, and get free training and resources. Speakers and judges represent the UN, government officials and C-levels from fortune 500 companies.

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Participate in a plastic recycling student design competition, March 21–April 29

Posted by on Mar 14, 2022 in Competitions |

RMWSSS Plastic Recycling Mobile Kiosk Competition 2022

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Help develop a mobile plastic processing education kiosk!

Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Service‘s Circular Living Lab, or CLL, was created to research and apply material recycling solutions to communities in need. The CLL plastic microfactory utilizes a suite of semi-industrial plastic processing machines to accomplish these tasks at a university level. However, the CLL now needs a mobile educational kiosk to display fundamentals of plastic recycling that can be utilized in schools, community fairs and public events. And they need your help!

RMWSSS Plastic Recycling Mobile Kiosk Competition
Monday, March 21, 2022–Friday, April 29, 2022
Learn more and register a team

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Participate in the WiCS 2022 Programming Competition, March 19 — sign up by March 17!

Posted by on Mar 4, 2022 in Competitions |

2022 WiCS Programming Competition

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Register to participate in the biggest Women in Computer Science (WiCS) event of the year!

Every current ASU student, regardless of gender, is invited to participate in the 17th Annual WiCS Programming Competition hosted by WiCS at ASU. Come solve programming challenges, connect with sponsors, and win prizes based on your speed and correctness.

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Join the Fulton Schools Academic Bowl Team! Indicate your interest by February 7

Posted by on Jan 31, 2022 in Competitions, Customize your experience |

Academic Bowl Spring 2022

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Do you love trivia? Have quick reflexes? Interested in competing in quiz bowl competitions? The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering is seeking undergraduate Fulton Schools students to compete in the ASU-wide quiz bowl competition for scholarship funding and bragging rights.

The Academic Bowl pits college teams against each other in a fast-paced round of trivia that covers everything from political science to pop culture. The Fulton Schools will field two teams of four students plus alternates.

The team needs eight new members for the spring 2022 competition. To be part of the team, you must be a Fulton Schools undergraduate student in good academic standing.

Interested? Contact Tim Rooney at by Monday, February 7, 2022.


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Apply to compete in the 2022 Caltech Space Challenge by November 1

Posted by on Sep 23, 2021 in Competitions, Opportunities |

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Caltech Space Challenge 2022

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The Caltech Space Challenge brings together diverse students from around the world to the Caltech campus to participate in a week-long space mission design competition. Experts from NASA, industry, and academia mentor the student teams in designing their mission concept from scratch all the way to a final proposal.

The theme for this challenge is the Titan Sample Return. Students will design a mission to collect, analyze and return a sample from Titan, and present their work to a panel of industry experts in a competitive design review.

Undergraduate and graduate students of all disciplines with a passion for space are encouraged to apply for this incredible opportunity to gain real-world mission design experience!

Caltech Space Challenge
Monday, March 21, 2022–Friday, March 25, 2022
Apply by Monday, November 1, 2021

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Got a new venture? Apply for ASU Innovation Open to earn up to $100k in funding — deadline extended to November 7

Posted by on Aug 31, 2021 in Competitions, Graduate Students, Students |

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ASUioCalling all student entrepreneurs! ASU Innovation Open is awarding more than $300,000 to the top student ventures offering cutting-edge hardware solutions, IoT innovations and social equity enterprises. This spring the world’s top student ventures can compete to win grand prizes up to $100k.

ASU Innovation Open, or ASUio, was designed to fuel multidisciplinary teams of collegiate founders to harness the power of entrepreneurship to tackle the world’s most challenging problems. Our competition values university-supported technologies and the scientists, artists, engineers, enterprisers and designers who develop them. We view collegiate entrepreneurs as elite athletes who must demonstrate perseverance, hustle and teamwork to change the world. And that’s exactly what they’re doing.

Past ASUio competitors have gone on to secure hundreds of thousands of dollars in additional funding. Many have established lasting relationships with ASUio judges, industry leaders and competition sponsors who have helped them develop new ideas and channel resources to support their ventures.

But to win, you have to apply! This is your opportunity to be mentored by industry leaders, network with entrepreneurially-minded peers from around the world and be part of a community of innovative thinkers making their mark in tech.

Apply by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, November 7, 2021 — deadline extended!

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Concrete solution to environmental mine waste

Posted by on May 5, 2021 in Competitions, News |

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Copper mine tailings — the leftover rocks, water and chemicals of the mining process — are produced at a very high rate during excavation from mining activity. The displaced material sits idly and is harmful to the environment as it releases particulate matter emissions and leaches acid, heavy metals and even toxic and radioactive material to its surroundings and groundwater.

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Join the SoDA 7th Annual Code Challenge, March 20

Posted by on Mar 15, 2021 in Competitions, Events |

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Come participate in this year’s SoDA Code Challenge!

Prizes include Bose Headphones, an Apple Watch and a Google Home. 

Don’t have much experience? Don’t worry! there are separate prize categories based on skill level.

SoDA Code Challenge VII
Saturday, March 20, 2021
1–4 p.m. MST
Participate on Zoom — Register before spots run out!

Questions? Contact

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