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GE Unimpossible Missions: The University Edition Innovation Challenge 2016

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Application Deadline: June 14th 2016

Every day at GE, we do things that supposedly can’t be done. By taking the smartest minds and giving them access to the most cutting-edge technology available, we’re solving the world’s toughest problems. In other words we take the impossible, and make it unimpossible.

 

HOW TO ENTER

STEP 1:  SELECT YOUR IDIOMConsider the following when selecting your idiom:

  1. Your idiom should ideally describe something that’s difficult, unlikely or impossible.  “Catching lightning in a bottle” is a good example, because catching lightning is something that’s incredibly hard to do.  “A piece of cake” is a bad example, because people make pieces of cake all the time.
  2. It helps if your idiom makes a claim.  This is because claims can be disproved with an experiment.  For example, with the film, “A snowball’s chance in hell,” it makes the claim that snowballs have no chance in hell, which we disproved by immersing one in molten metal and it didn’t melt.  “At the drop of a hat” can’t be disproved, because it doesn’t really make a claim
  3. Your idiom can be from any part of the world.  It doesn’t have to be from the US or even be in English.

STEP 2: SOLVE—When you’re thinking about how you would propose to debunk the idiom you’ve selected, make sure to use at least one piece of existing GE technologies (you can use as many as you’d like).  Or an existing GE technology that can be adapted for another purpose.  Or GE technology that can be used to create new technology.  Just make sure GE technology plays a significant role.  Here is a GE Technology Toolkit to help you.

STEP 3:  SUBMITNineSigma is administering this challenge on behalf of GE.  Visit the Respond Now link above to enter.

 

THE PRIZES

Up to three students will be selected as winners, including up to:
One (1) GRAND PRIZE WINNER:

  • Up to $100,000 USD Scholarship
  • A 10-Week Paid Internship at a GE Global Research Center (GRC)
  • Trip to the New York GE GRC to have their idea filmed in the next Unimpossible Missions series!

Two (2) SECOND PLACE WINNERS:

  • A 10-Week Paid Internship at a GE Global Research Center

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the UNIMPOSSIBLE MISSIONS : THE UNIVERSITY EDITION INNOVATION CHALLENGE

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