IBM Call for Code Education Innovation Case Competition 2021 ($37,000 prize)

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Application Deadline: November 11th, 2021

IBM Call for Code Education Innovation Case Competition: Bringing students together to design solutions that make education a right, not a privilege.


Challenge: 
Design an innovative technology solution that addresses a problem aligned to achieving accessible and equitable quality education

Equal and equitable access to quality education is one of the greatest challenges facing global society. Socio-economic status, geography, race, gender, and disability all play a role in how and when we learn, and the resulting opportunities education opens. Critically, the COVID-19 pandemic has compounded long-existing challenges and wiped out 20 years of progress.*

Technology can be key to addressing these issues. Regardless of your course of study, by participating in this case competition you can devise innovative solutions that address the challenge of making quality education a right for all – not a privilege. As current students, the world needs your expertise, empathy, and unique perspective to design technological solutions to a global problem.


The competition theme is, “A future of education that ensures accessible and equitable quality education and promotes lifelong learning opportunities for all,” inspired by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 4 

(https://sdgs.un.org/goals/goal4).

Your solution should address one of the diverse challenges aligned to this theme and demonstrate how technology can help communities in need around the world. While solution submissions do not need to include working code, you will need to describe the technologies required and how those technologies fit into the solution. 

Design solutions that… 

  • Broaden educational opportunity for women, who continue to face steep structural and societal barriers
  • Relieve the burden of educational inequality that falls disproportionally on under-served communities
  • Democratize access to quality learning for all, in an increasingly digital world

Build the future of education and new skills. How will you answer the call?

Prize

Prizes

$37,000 prize pool!

Distributed by David Clark Cause

Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) will invite students from the winning team to participate in their year-round program that supports the next generation in developing social impact projects to address pressing societal challenges. Winning team members will also receive an invitation to CG 2022 virtual Annual Meeting hosted by President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton, as well as access mentoring, skills training, networking, leadership development, and professional growth opportunity provided by CGI U throughout the year.

Each student from the winning team will be invited to apply to IBM job opportunities. IBM will consider each application, and will invite winning team members to interview for roles they qualify for.

Grand Prize

$20,000 USD

Each student from the winning team will be invited to apply to IBM job opportunities. IBM will consider each application, and will invite winning team members to interview for roles they qualify for.

Runner Up Prize

$10,000 USD

Each student from the 2nd runner up team will be invited to apply to IBM job opportunities. IBM will consider each application, and will invite the 2nd runner up team members to interview for roles they qualify for.  

2nd Runner Up Prize

$5,000 USD

Gamification prize winner

$2,000 USD prize pool

You can earn points by taking action on the event platform! Top 10 individual point earners will receive $200 USD.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the IBM Call for Code Education Innovation Case Competition 2021

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