Boston.com reports that the Global Challenge is a Vermont-based contest aimed at improving American high school students’ math and science skills. During the school year, 58 teams of American students coupled with students from China, India, and Japan tackled technological solutions to global warming by chatting online, dividing jobs based on skill, consulting advisors, and writing a professional business plan. The idea for the contest came to management consultant Craig DeLuca two years ago, as one of his clients planned to outsource design and manufacturing. DeLuca believed he needed to do something to give American students a shot in the global economy. So, he launched the contest in Vermont. Last fall, the contest received a $900,000 grant from the National Science Foundation and was expanded worldwide…

http://www.boston.com/news/education/k_12/articles/2007/05/20/contest_helps_boost_math_science_skills/

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