Undergraduate Scholarship Competition - Carbon Dioxide Removal: Reducing our Footprint
Carbon Dioxide Removal: Reducing our Footprint
Competition Opens: Saturday, October 1st, 2022
Deadline: on or before 11:59 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, Wednesday, November 30th, 2022
The Department of Energy (DOE) launched the Carbon Negative Shot to advance the development of the emerging and necessary carbon dioxide removal industry. Carbon dioxide removal (CDR) plays a critical role in helping the United States address the current climate crisis, as well as achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) facilitated the DOE Carbon Negative Shot Summit in May 2022 to increase collaboration on this effort. Despite the many efforts that have been made so far towards CDR, there is still a lot of work to be done.
To continue that work, ORISE is hosting a research-based challenge for undergraduate students! The challenge is for students to develop an infographic to communicate the current leading ways to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Thorough submissions will include research on at least four current carbon dioxide removal methods, as well as research on new developments in carbon dioxide removal. Your infographic could win you a $5,000 scholarship! The deadline for this competition is Wednesday, November 30, 2022, and winners will be announced late-December.
1st place: $5,000 scholarship
2nd place: $3,000 scholarship
3rd place: $1,000 scholarship
The world is facing an urgent need to stop the increase of atmospheric greenhouse gas (GHG) levels and their devastating impact of climate change. In order to reach our global climate goals, extensive amounts of CO2 must be removed from our atmosphere every year by mid-century. The DOE hosted the Carbon Negative Shot Summit to increase collaboration on this effort and to open up a door that is essential to moving towards our goal.
Develop an infographic to communicate to the public the current leading ways to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Thorough submissions will include recent scientific and technological research and developments in carbon dioxide removal, as well as research on new developments in carbon dioxide removal. You must provide supporting evidence, using footnotes for citations on the infographic, and have a supporting document with additional information.
- To be eligible for this scholarship, you must currently be enrolled as an undergraduate student at a college or university and must be enrolled as an undergraduate student at a college or university in the next consecutive semester.
o This scholarship will not apply to your current semester, but to the next semester in
which you are enrolled.
o If you are a senior and will be graduating as an undergraduate student at the end of
your current semester, you are not eligible for this undergraduate scholarship.
- A submission should include the following:
o 1) Communication of the chosen activity; background info; and why others should
use it in the form of an infographic; and
o 2) Supporting document with additional information and citations.
- Entries must be submitted on the following form: https://orausurvey.orau.org/n/2022FallUndergrad.aspx
- All entries will be scored on a rubric.
- You can read about the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) support to the DOE clean energy summit here.
- Information on carbon dioxide removal from the Department of Energy (DOE) can be found here.
- Use of additional sources is encouraged.
- Entries should convey accurate information appropriately to the general public.
- Explore ORISE internships and fellowships HERE!
How to Enter:
- To enter the contest, complete the form at https://orausurvey.orau.org/n/2022FallUndergrad.aspx and attach your infographic and supporting document files. The deadline to submit is 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Wednesday, November 30, 2022.