February 19, 2010
The Mondialogo Engineering Award invites engineering students in developing and developed countries to form local groups and international teams to work together to develop project proposals that address the United Nations Millennium Development Goals – proposals to improve the quality of life in the developing world. Each international team should consist of two (or more) student teams. Students from 94 countries followed the invitation and registered a total of 932 project ideas resulting in a new record for the Mondialogo Engineering Award.
The Award seeks to encourage student engineers to develop project proposals, as a design exercise that addresses some of the major challenges of the 21st century. The eradication of poverty, promotion of sustainable development and responding to climate change are key concerns of the Mondialogo Engineering Award.
Participating students are asked to respond to these most pressing challenges of today’s world, and to develop engineering solutions and technologies that will help to reduce poverty and address basic needs, enhance sustainable development in such areas as water supply and sanitation, mitigate the negative impacts of climate change and adapt to changing climatic conditions