Topic History


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2022-23

Problem #1E-Waste
Problem #2Digital Realities
Qualifying ProblemRobotic Workforce
Affiliate Bowl“Throw Away” Society
International ConferenceCurrency

2021-22

Problem #1Water Supply
Problem #2Building Green
Qualifying ProblemInsects
Affiliate BowlMining
International ConferenceAntibiotic Resistance

2020-21

Problem #1Youth in Competitive Sports
Problem #2Wearable Technology
Qualifying ProblemHuman Environmental Impact
Affiliate BowlPersonalized Medicine
International ConferenceNeurotechnology

2019-20

Problem #1International Travel
Problem #2Sleep Patterns
Qualifying ProblemGamification
Affiliate BowlLiving in Poverty
International ConferenceTerraforming

2018-19

Problem #1Mission to Moon, Mars, and Beyond
Problem #2Drones
Qualifying ProblemFood Loss & Waste
Affiliate BowlCoping with Stress
International ConferenceDe-Extinction

2017-18

Problem #1Spread of Infectious Disease
Problem #2Toxic Materials
Qualifying ProblemPhilanthrocapitalism
Affiliate BowlCloud Storage
International ConferenceCriminal Justice Systems

2016-17

Problem #1Educational Disparities
Problem #2It’s All in the Genes
Qualifying Problem3D Printing
Affiliate BowlIdentity Theft
International ConferenceBiosecurity

2015-16

Problem #1Treatment of Animals
Problem #2Disappearing Languages
Qualifying ProblemRecovering from Natural Disaster
Affiliate BowlThe Global Workplace
International ConferenceEnergy of the Future

2014-15

Problem #1The Impact of Social Media
Problem #2Processed Foods
Qualifying ProblemPropaganda
Affiliate BowlEnhancing Human Potential
International ConferenceIntellectual Property

2013-14

Problem #1Social Isolation
Problem #2Desertification
Qualifying ProblemSurveillance Society
Affiliate BowlLand Transportation
International ConferenceSpace

2012-13

Problem #1Culture of Celebrity
Problem #2Robotic Age
Qualifying ProblemMegacities
Affiliate BowlOcean Soup
International ConferenceGlobal Status of Women

2011-12

Problem #1All in a Day’s Work
Problem #2Coral Reefs
Qualifying ProblemHuman Rights
Affiliate BowlTrade Barriers
International ConferencePharmaceuticals

2010-11

Problem #1Healthy Living
Problem #2Air Transport
Qualifying ProblemGenetic Testing
Affiliate BowlWater Quality
International ConferenceEmergency Planning

2009-10

Problem #1Sensory Overload
Problem #2Invasive Species
Qualifying ProblemOrphaned Children
Affiliate BowlFood Distribution
International ConferenceGreen Living

2008-09

Problem #1Olympic Games
Problem #2Cyber Conflict
Qualifying ProblemSpace Junk
Affiliate BowlCounterfeit Economy
International ConferencePandemic

2007-08

Problem #1Body Enhancement
Problem #2Simulation Technology
Qualifying ProblemNeurotechnology
Affiliate BowlDebt in Developing Countries
International ConferenceChild Labor

2006-07

Problem #1Fundraising/Charity Giving
Problem #2Protection of National Treasures
Qualifying ProblemCultural Prejudice
Affiliate BowlCaring for Our Elders
International ConferencePrivacy

2005-06

Problem #1Climate Change/Climate Threat
Problem #2Freedom of Speech
Qualifying ProblemNutrition
Affiliate BowlHealthcare Access
International ConferenceRedistribution of Wealth

2004-05

Problem #1Entertainment
Problem #2Terrorism/Security
Qualifying ProblemAgriculture of the 21st Century
Affiliate BowlDepletion of Oceanic Species
International ConferenceBusiness Crime

2003-04

Problem #1Smart Clothes
Problem #2Rage and Bullying
Qualifying ProblemArtificial Intelligence
Affiliate BowlMedia Impact
International ConferenceImmigration

2002-03

Problem #1Sports Medicine
Problem #2E-Commerce
Qualifying ProblemNanotechnology
Affiliate BowlDNA Identification
International ConferenceWorldwide Communication

2001-02

Problem #1Alternative Energy
Problem #2Educational Options
Qualifying ProblemOrgan Donations
Affiliate BowlEnvironmental Law
International ConferenceVirtual Corporations

2000-01

Problem #1Tourism 
Problem #2World Population 
Qualifying ProblemWater 
Affiliate BowlHabitats 
International ConferenceGlobal Interdependence 

1999-00

Problem #1Fads
Problem #2Financial Security
Qualifying ProblemAmateur Sports
Affiliate BowlThe Internet
International ConferenceGenetic Engineering