Dear Innovators and Thinkers,
I hope this message finds you all thriving and brimming with curiosity. As participants of the 2024 Science-i Big Ideas Competition, your enthusiasm and innovative proposals have not only reached us but have truly inspired the entire organizing team. We’re writing to share some exciting updates and the next steps in our journey together.
Firstly, we’re thrilled to announce that the response to the competition has been nothing short of phenomenal. We’ve received a diverse array of groundbreaking ideas from 24 brilliant minds spanning 15 countries. Your contributions highlight the vast potential for ecological and socioeconomic advancements, and some proposals even hold promise for high-impact scientific publications.
To ensure these visionary ideas receive the attention and scrutiny they deserve, we’ve enlisted the help of esteemed Science-i advisors and colleagues from various fields. These experts will be instrumental in evaluating your submissions, bringing us closer to selecting the standout finalists. Those chosen will be invited to the much-anticipated 2024 Science-i Bridging World Workshop, where we’ll delve into how these big ideas can be transformed into tangible scientific breakthroughs.
We understand the anticipation and excitement that comes with such an opportunity, and we want to assure you that every proposal will be given thoughtful consideration. The diversity and depth of your submissions are a testament to the collective creativity and commitment to advancing global forest research.
Please visit https://science-i.org/bridging-worlds-2024/ for updates and developments, including details on the evaluation process and timelines. Your patience and continued passion for science and innovation are what make this competition truly special.
Thank you once again for your bold ideas and for being an integral part of this global endeavor to push the boundaries of science. We’re excited about the journey ahead and the potential to make lasting impacts together.
The 2024 Science-i Big Ideas Competition Organizing Team
Unless specified otherwise by the participant, all proposals submitted to this competition will be made publicly available in a repository. The overall list will be assigned a Digital Object Identifier (DOI).
National Science Foundation (award# 2311762),
Purdue Rosen Center for Advanced Computing,
Purdue Department of Forestry and Natural Resources,
Purdue Institute for a Sustainable Future,
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