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The 2015 IEEE Presidents' Change the World Competition is a contest designed to recognize students who identify a real-world problem, apply engineering, science, computing, and leadership skills to solve it, and, thereby, benefit humanity or their community.



The 2015 IEEE Presidents’ Change the World Competition is open to IEEE members or teams of college and university-level students who have elected an IEEE member as the team lead.

All team members must be at least 18 years of age. At least one team member must be either: 1) a current IEEE Student or Graduate Student member or 2) a current IEEE member who held IEEE Student or Graduate Student membership within the previous 12 months (from 31 January 2015). No project member can be removed from their college/university graduation date by more than 12 months (from 31 January 2015). Team members do not need to be from the same country or region.

The team members must play the primary role in the problem-solving; however, they may receive technical and financial assistance from others.
Please note that the intent and spirit of the competition is for the students, not others, to solve a problem. Persons acting as team mentors or in a mentorship role must limit the level of support provided to general guidance and must not contribute in any other form that might be considered original authorship, or in any way that may enable claims of rights or ownership to the submitted entries. In no case will work on behalf of teams or individuals be allowed.