Project Requirements

The following rules apply to all projects for the Challenge:

  • Your project problem MUST represent a real science or mathematics problem from the approved list of appropriate science areas for the Challenge. To be competitive, you must clearly demonstrate that the solution requires the use of computing resources.
  • The final version of your computer application software must be written in a high level programming or scripting language. Software applications such as Excel, StarLogo, NetLogo, Matlab, and Mathematica are also allowed.
  • Your project cannot involve live vertebrate animal experimentation.
  • If you want to use human subjects in your Challenge project, you must get approval beforehand from the Challenge Consulting Team.

Software submitted during the course of the Challenge competition will be the exclusive property of each participant. Each participant does grant the sponsoring organizations a nonexclusive right to reproduce, modify, use, display, and distribute such software and other material which they submit.