London, 26 October 2016: Today, the British Science Association have announced a new extra-curricular initiative for students in the UK: the Youth Grand Challenges.

Run by the British Science Association and supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Youth Grand Challenges calls on students aged 11-to-19 to come up with innovative solutions that have the potential to change the world, and will reward the best projects from young people created in response. 

The Youth Grand Challenges will explore topics aligned with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global Grand Challenges – unsolved scientific challenges that could lead to significant advances in terms of preventing, treating and curing diseases prevalent in developing countries.

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