Made up of Engineering schools or university students, multidisciplinary teams work together to design, build, test and measure a system of their own using standard chemical techniques and protocols. Teams are self-organized by one or more initiating students through their own recruitment process. Then they decide on the problem they want to address. It is also the team responsibility to find one or more scientists to help them develop the project. The mentor is declared and recognized as such within the competition.
The competition encourages scientific research through
The organization and supervision of the 𝛘Challenge competition, a competition of sustainable chemistry projects for students.
The creation of a database of standard and open chemistry protocols and security sheets. Students work will help other teams to design their own projects!
The development of an open community of students and researchers in schools, laboratories, research institutes and industry. 𝛘Challenge encourages the development of a youth community of chemists who are aware of the challenges of sustainable development and want to get engaged by science and collaboration.
How is 𝛘Challenge articulated?
you are the only one leading your project!
First, find people to work with you and build a team of super motivated friends!
Then you think, discuss, debate and decide the problem you want to address
Now you can get started as a team! find budget and expertize to help you develop the project.
This year the teams will have until end of July to come with a presentation of their work including proof of concept and results. Their will also have to upload on an open source database their protocoles/processes and security sheets of their synthesized components. The teams subscription will be held in March-April. From Avril until mid-May, bibliography, fund raising and experiments planning will be carried out by the teams.