The 2013 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.
Prizes to winning teams will be split equally among the team’s registered Student members, as permitted by law. Winners are encouraged but not required to use the funds for an IEEE-related purpose, such as furthering their project or traveling to IEEE conferences.
- First Place: US$10,000
- Second Place: US$5,000
- Third Place: US$2,500
Taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of each prize winner.
The leader of the team or the individual whose entry is chosen as the top prize will be invited to receive his/her prize at the IEEE Honors Ceremony in June 2013. Round-trip coach airline tickets for the winner from the winner’s preferred major metropolitan airport to the ceremony location and a two-night hotel stay (confirmation pending) will be provided by IEEE for the winner, if individual, or for one representative of the winning team.
Costs of meals, transportation to and from the winner’s airport of origin and between the airport at the ceremony location and the hotel, ground transportation between the hotel and the event, gratuities, and all other expenses not specified as part of the prize package are the sole responsibility of the winner. Travel documents including passports and visas, if required, are the responsibility of the winner.
All remaining prizes may be presented by a local IEEE representative (IEEE Region Director or a designee such as the IEEE Student Activities Chair, a Section Chair, or a Student Branch Counselor).
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