CUTEC PRESENTS: the 2nd SUSTAINABLE FUTURES CHALLENGE

Building on the unmitigated success of last year's inaugural SFC, our challenges this year continue to revolve around interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation.  We place scientists, engineers, business students, social scientists, and artists on teams to solve one of the five following challenges:


Food

Focus on one aspect that makes a sustainable farming revolution uneconomical and solve it.


Water

Design a self ­sustaining home water treatment system for rainwater.


Energy

Identify one source of human energy not as of yet exploited and design a way to harness it.


Materials

Create a bio-­plastic for laboratory/medical use.


Health

Create a way to prevent physical assault on vulnerable individuals.