On behalf of Lehigh University (USA), the American Association of
University Women, the United Nations Environment Program, the United
Nations Academic Impact, RASIT, and other partners, we would like
toinviteyou to submit a proposal for the “Students Seeking Solutions”
Sustainable Development Goal #6 Conference to be held on *Friday, 20
April 2018 at United Nations Headquarters in New York City**.* The aim
of this pioneering, global conference is to give students currently
seeking first (bachelor's) university degrees the opportunity to present
solutions to a real world problem - in this case, clean water.
* *Theme:* Solutions for and socioeconomic impact of the clean water
* *Speakers:* United Nations Assistant Secretary General for
Environment Programmes Elliott Harris will give a presentation.
* *Participants:* Any student pursuing their first (bachelor's)
university degree, who is working on research that addresses some
aspect of the clean water crisis. If you want to participate, please
see the bottom of the email for more information on submitting
* *Audience:*Anyone interested in the clean water crisis. Attendance
at the UN will not be necessary - an online web conference of the
event will be available, and there will be methods for people to
submit questions online.
* *Impact:*This conference contains 4 major goals:
1) To provide a platform for youth to express their
perspective and voice.
2) To create networking opportunities by connecting youth with
universities, the industrial sector, and the United Nations.
3) To propose implementable, STEM-based solutions for the 2030
SDGs, as well as affect SDG-related socioeonomic change for both the
creators of these solutions and those who these solutions aim to help.
4) To provide a space for young women to gain confidence in
their professional abilities.
*Proposals*of up to 1,500 words should describe the/objective/, or which
specific aspect of the clean water crisis your work addresses,
the/approach/ to the development of your work, and
the/implementation/ of your proposed solution. For example, if you are
submitting a proposal for a filter you developed in your research, you
should discuss how the filter works, the materials and cost to make the
filter, and how you see your filter being implemented in communities in
need. If you are submitting a proposal for a computer program, you
should discuss the algorithms you used and the way you see your code
impacting relevant communities or facilities. Any schematics, program
files, or pictures which will help the judges understand your work can
be additionally uploaded on the submission form. *Entrants can submit
proposals individually or in teams of up to three people before 16 March
2018. *The submission form can be found at
For more information on the “Students Seeking Solutions” Sustainable
Development Goal #6 Conference, please visit
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the conference
organizer, American Association of University Women United Nations Youth
Representative Veronica McKinny atvdm...@lehigh.edu
We look forward to receiving your proposals.