California-based technology company Keysight Technologies has announced the launch of the Keysight Innovation Challenge 2022, in which graduate and undergraduate students around the world are tasked with creating and securing an internet of things (IoT) device that will help the world reach carbon neutrality by 2050.
Keysight is inviting students to design a device that’s powered by the IoT that provides carbon emissions monitoring in a corporate or community setting – using smart sensors and artificial Intelligence decision making to help businesses, communities and countries achieve carbon neutrality.
This year, Keysight is hoping to inspire the next generation of female engineers by asking students to form teams of up to six members with an equal or greater proportion of female students in each team and with a female team leader.
‘At Keysight, we understand that women are the key to engineering the future,’ said Renee Morad, Keysight’s education solutions lead and head of the Innovation Challenge programme. ‘We are thrilled to encourage female students to use this opportunity to showcase their talents. It is just one of the many ways Keysight is inspiring a strong and sustainable pool of global leaders who will continue to push technology to new heights and bring positive change in the world with rich and diverse perspectives.’
‘The fact that women are disproportionately impacted by the negative effects of climate change since they represent a larger portion of those living in poverty around the world brings this contest full circle for me,’ said Ee Huei Sin, senior vice president and president of the Electronic Industrial Solutions Group at Keysight Technologies. ‘With the Keysight Innovation Challenge 2022, we’re shining a spotlight on female engineering students, alongside their male peers, and offer them the opportunity to share their big ideas with the world. These students will innovate to directly improve the lives of women – and the lives of everyone – while helping to rebalance our planet with improved sustainability measures and gender equality.’
Registration and entries will be accepted until 6 June, 2022. The top five entries will be announced in June, with the associated teams each receiving a US$2,500 stipend to develop their innovations. The five teams will then go on to compete with their innovations at a final event in September 2022, during which the top three winning teams will be unveiled. These three teams will receive US$30,000, US$25,000 and US$20,000 cash prizes, respectively, along with US$10,000 worth of Keysight equipment for their school. All students on the top three winning teams will also receive informational interviews with Keysight for potential internship and job opportunities, depending on their grade level.
More information about how to enter the Keysight Innovation Challenge 2022 can be found here.