Antibiotic Resistance: Topic for FPS International Conference 2022
Global Issues Problem Solving and Scenario competitors will tackle potential problems set in the near future on this year's topic Antibiotic Resistance. These teams and individuals must research all aspects of Antibiotic Resistance to be prepared for competitive events where a futuristic scenario will be analyzed and addressed.
Details on the topic can be found at https://www.fpspi.org/
Community Problem Solving competitors are showcased in a featured event, displaying projects spanning the past year. For these student-driven projects, the participants designed a project to serve an identified need in their community. The Community Problem Solving Showcase will feature projects through our in-person event and through videos on our online platform. Our YouTube channel will also feature student projects so the public can admire these dynamic youth and learn about the change they enacted.
April Michele, Executive Director of FPSPI, states her excitement about the program. "For the past two years, our event was held virtually. This year we will hold our first hybrid International Conference. Participants will arrive on the campus of the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and others will take part virtually. No matter the location, these young leaders inspire us with their enthusiasm and creativity, ready to tackle the world's toughest problems," April said. "The problem-solving abilities of our students model the hope and resiliency of our future. We are immensely proud of all the work these students, and their coaches and parents, perform throughout the year. The problem solvers of today will be the change-makers for a better tomorrow!"
About Future Problem Solving Program International (FPSPI)
FPSPI, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 1974, has grown into an international academic program, challenging students to think creatively and futuristically. For 47 years, Future Problem Solving Program International (FPSPI) has worked to help students develop the critical and creative thinking skills they will need to solve real-world challenges and apply those skills to find solutions that have the potential to bring about positive change. Since its inception, the program has grown to include students from 7+ countries and 29 states in the US. Over 15,000 students officially participated in 2020-21, and hundreds of thousands participate each year as the program also reaches students involved non-competitively in classrooms or after-school programs that use materials to enhance curriculum through critical and creative thinking.