The United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals serve as a call to action for all nations to promote health, safety, and prosperity while protecting the planet by the year 2030. At the center of UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, 17 Sustainable Development Goals are intended to:
The goals also support the UN’s commitment to create conditions for sustainable, inclusive and sustained economic growth, shared prosperity and decent work for all, taking into account different levels of national development and capacities.
To highlight the power of standards as a tool in these worldwide efforts, the ANSI 2023 Student Paper Competition invites authors 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 do so in the future. Papers should identify a relevant standard or multiple standards and discuss how it/they can contribute to strategies and solutions for reaching the targets set out in one of the Sustainable Development Goals.
The paper competition is open to students enrolled full- or part-time in associate, undergraduate, or graduate programs during the period of September 2022 to June 2023 in U.S. higher education institutions. All entries must be submitted by 11 p.m. Eastern on June 1, 2022, to Lisa Rajchel, firstname.lastname@example.org,
A cash prize of $2,000 will be given to the first place winner; a cash prize of $1,000 will be given to the second place winner. ANSI reserves the right to award no prizes based on the determination of the judges. All entries will receive a certificate from ANSI recognizing the submission of the paper. Winning papers will be published on ANSI.org and potentially in other media outlets.
For full submission criteria, access the ANSI 2023 Student Paper Competition flyer.
ANSI has developed a list of suggested resources for research and references: