UWA Science Competition

Challenges Facing the World

This competition is proudly brought to you by the Faculty of Science.
Open to all undergraduate students (you don't have to be studying science) who are interested in the impact that science has on the world.


Working as a team, your challenge is to present a contemporary topic that interests you; something you predict will be a global issue to face humanity by 2050.

The prize: the winning team will win $3000! Plus any high-performing team will receive a Letter of Commendation from the Executive Dean.
The cohort will also be invited to relevant Faculty events that serve as networking opportunities as they arise throughout the semester.

There are three parts to this program:

1. Panel discussions: senior leaders in the Faculty of Science, industry and government representatives engage in conversation about global issues. The topic of conversation is driven by student demand. See how competing perspectives and broad expertise can be used to start addressing some of the greatest challenges facing the world.

Inspired by these conversations, choose a particular topic of interest. Form a team (2-4 people) to participate in the competition which consists of parts 2 and 3:

2. Science Fair: A public event held on October 8. Teams each have a stall and create an interactive display to showcase their topic to passers-by during communal lunch hour.

3. Video: Create a 3 minute video about your chosen topic.


Not sure if you want to participate or not?

  • Come to the first introductory workshop to 'try before you buy'
    Time and date: 1-2pm, Tue 30 July 
    Location: Faculty of Science Common Room (Central Agriculture Building; enter from Thurling Green
  • If you'd like a reminder about the Competition closer to the start of semester, register your email address below

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SCIE2207 Challenges facing the world

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