The University of Evansville is set to host a competition for local high school students.
The university is partnering with Vanderburgh and Warrick County High Schools and also the Evansville Catholic Schools. 14 igh schools in all are participating.
UE officials say students will enter ideas on how to make the world a better place.
A team of community leaders will judge the presentations.
“They don’t have to have actually implemented their idea yet, but it needs to be well researched. They need to identify a problem, it needs to not duplicate a service that’s already either in town or throughout the world. Also, it needs to have something that’s self-sustaining. We want to encourage the students to come up with entrepreneurial solutions to today’s problems,” said Erin Lewis.
Any winning team member who chooses to attend UE will receive a full tuition to the university for four years.
The competition will take place on March 17 at 9 a.m. It’s free and open to the public.