2020 Student Paper Competition | Standards Michigan

2020 Student Paper Competition


2020 Student Paper Competition

May 31, 2020


“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:

GOAL 1: No Poverty

GOAL 2: Zero Hunger

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being

GOAL 4: Quality Education

GOAL 5: Gender Equality

GOAL 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality

GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

GOAL 13: Climate Action

GOAL 14: Life Below Water

GOAL 15: Life on Land

GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

GOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

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:

ANSI Student Paper Competition 2020 – Papers Due 31 May 2020*

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

May 30

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.



Student Paper Winners / 2016-2019


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