Do you have an idea that could benefit humanity and revolutionize the way we live? IEEE is hosting a global competition for students who develop unique solutions to real-world problems using engineering, science, computing and leadership skills. Winners could walk away with up to US$10,000. Stanford students Drew Hall, a fourth-year student in electrical engineering, and Richard Gaster, a medical and bioengineering student won the award in 2009 for their NanoLab: A Hand-Held Diagnostic Laboratory. Other winning projects included Electronic Aids for Physically/Mentally Handicapped Children, Engineering Innovators Without Borders - Human Powered Grain Crusher, and many others who have had a positive impact on the world.
Entries must be submitted by 31 January 2010. Details at the IEEE Presidents' Change the World site.