“Education is not the filling of a pail,
but the lighting of a fire.”
— William Butler Yeats
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals serve as a call to action for all countries of the world to promote health, safety, and prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and address a range of social needs, and they call upon the creativity, know-how, technology, and resources from all of society to achieve them.
This is list of 17 goals to transform our world:
To highlight the power of standards as a tool in these efforts, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) 2020 Student Paper Competition asks you to choose one of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals and explore the ways in which standards play a role in achieving it, or could in the future. Your paper should identify a relevant standard or multiple standards and discuss how they can contribute to strategies and solutions for reaching the targets set out in one of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Here are the guidelines:
Be written and submitted by student(s) (associate, undergraduate, or graduate, in any discipline) enrolled full- or part-time during the period of September 2019 to April 2020 at an institute of higher education located in the United States or its territories
Include a title and a list of names of all contributing authors, their contact details, and the affiliated institute of higher education
Be prefaced with an abstract of no more than 400 words
Be less than 2,000 words (not including requirements #2 and #3 above, notes, tables, charts, and a bibliography which may not exceed 3 pages)
Be in English and suitable for publication (nal editing assistance will be provided before publication of winning papers)
Be submitted in electronic format, preferably Microsoft Word or other revisable format, in 12-point type size
Be original and not previously published (copyright will remain with the author; winners grant publication rights to ANSI, as well as the right to release entries to other media)
More detail is available in the link below:
Standards Michigan will host four 11 AM/ET Saturday workshop in 2020 for anyone interested in guidance within the limits of our expertise. (See our ABOUT).
January 18 February 15 March 14 April 18 May 23
Students and faculty sponsoring students are welcomed to click in. Standards Michigan is a member of the ANSI Committee on Education and collaborates closely with two University of Michigan faculty familiar with the competition. See our CALENDAR for login credentials.
*On March 23rd, the ANSI Committee on Education moved the deadline back a month, owing to global pandemic circumstances.