“To inspire inquiring, knowledgeable, reflective, and intercultural learners to become morally responsible leaders with the skills and attributes necessary to create a more connected and prosperous world.”
About GEMS Global Design Challenge
The GEMS Global Design Challenge is a 2-day event during which students in grades 5 through 10 will engage in research and development around a solution related to one of the following United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: No Poverty, Life on Land, Life Below Water, Gender Equality, and Clean Water and Sanitation. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals were defined by 193 members of United Nations as a path to solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges by year 2030. This event will offer students an opportunity to grow as leaders and create meaningful action.
With the support of Global Goals content mentors from the United Nations Association of Chicago and local experts as project mentors, students will work in teams to research their goals, design a solution to one of the goal targets and pitch their solutions to judges. Solution possibilities can range from designing an action campaign plan, developing an app, designing a product or creating a public-art installation.
• Design Instruction
• Problem Definition
• Design Challenge
• Meet your Mentors
• Mentoring / Prototyping
• Prototyping and Testing
• Finalist Pitches
• Prizes Awarded