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ENERGY

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy flows involve natural phenomena such as sunlight, wind, tides and geothermal heat. Renewable energy technologies range from solar power, wind power and hydroelectricity through to biomass and biofuels for transportation.

Bio Energy

Useful, renewable energy produced from organic matter. The conversion of the complex carbohydrates in organic matter to energy. Organic matter may either be used directly as a fuel or processed into liquids and gases. It is also known as Bio Fuels.

Non-renewable Energy-Clean & Green Advancements

Energy derived from depletable fuels (oil, gas, coal) created through lengthy geological processes and existing in limited quantities on the earth. Participants should focus on Clean and Green advancements to minimize the environmental effects of fossil fuels.

Clean Energy Technology

Clean technologies aim to give minimum harm to environment such as Clean Burning Fuels, Electric Vehicles, Fuel Cells, Hybrid Electric, Hydrogen, Zero Emissions, and Pollution Reduction

Energy Efficiency

The more efficient use of energy in order to reduce economic costs and environmental impacts. It aims to use less energy/electricity to perform the same function.

Energy Conservation

Energy conservation is different to energy efficiency in that it involves using less energy to achieve a lesser energy service, and usually requires behavioral change

Energy Business and Policies

Some issues of energy business development and energy policy development. Proposed actions as an attempt to combat growing energy problems and environmental impacts.

ENVIRONMENT

Land Management

Land management can be defined as the process of managing the use and development (in both urban and suburban settings) of land resources in a sustainable way. Land resources are used for a variety of purposes which interact and may compete with one another; therefore, it is desirable to plan and manage all uses in an integrated manner.

Deforestation

Deforestation is the conversion of forested areas to non-forest land use such as arable land, pasture, urban use, logged area, or wasteland. Generally, the removal or destruction of significant areas of forest cover has resulted in a degraded environment with reduced biodiversity.

Ecosystem Management

Ecosystem management is widely proposed in the popular and professional literature as the modern and preferred way of managing natural resources and ecosystems. Advocates glowingly describe ecosystem management as an approach that will protect the environment, maintain healthy ecosystems, preserve biological diversity, and ensure sustainable development.

Bioremediation

Biological remediation of environmental problems using plants. The use of biological agents, such as bacteria or plants, to remove or neutralize contaminants, as in polluted soil or water. Includes phytoremediation, constructed wetlands for wastewater treatment, biodegradation, etc.

Air Pollution / Quality

Air pollution is the degradation of air quality resulting from unwanted chemicals or other materials in the air. The condition of the air endangers the health, safety, or welfare of persons, interferes with normal enjoyment of life or property, endangers the health of animal life or causes damage to plant life or property.

Soil Pollution / Quality

Soil pollution is defined as the build-up in soils of persistent toxic compounds, chemicals, salts, radioactive materials, or disease causing agents, which have adverse effects on plant growth and animal health.

Water Pollution / Quality

The introduction of substances that make water impure compared with undisturbed water. Usually this comes from soil erosion, introduction of poisonous chemicals from industries and spills and introduction of domestic sewage or industrial and agricultural wastes.

Noise Pollution / Quality

Noise pollution (or environmental noise in technical venues) is displeasing human or machine created sound that disrupts the environment. The dominant form of noise pollution is from transportation sources.

Reduce-Reuse-Recycle

Waste prevention, or "source reduction," means consuming and throwing away less. For example; purchasing durable, long-lasting goods, seeking products and packaging that are as free of toxics as possible; redesigning products to use less raw material in production, have a longer life, or be used again after its original use. Reusing items -- by repairing them, donating them to charity and community groups, or selling them -- also reduces waste. Reusing products, when possible, is even better than recycling because the item does not need to be reprocessed before it can be used again. Recycling turns materials that would otherwise become waste into valuable resources. In addition, it generates a host of environmental, financial, and social benefits. Materials like glass, metal, plastics, and paper are collected, separated and sent to facilities that can process them into new materials or products.

ENGINEERING & IT

Hardware Control

Create software controlling or cooperating with an electronic/mechanic device. You are free to choose from anything! You should try to piece together your own original device, from whatever spare parts and tools you have at your disposal. However, it needs to have a software component which interacts with the hardware parts. Creativity is as important as mechanical and programming skills in this section. Your only limit is your own imagination!

Programming

Create an application such as utility programs, mobile applications for Android or iOS, edutainment and entertainment applications, intranet and internet applications for GNU/Linux, FreeBSD or OSX. You may use any programming language (or scripting languages) you wish C++, C#, Java, Pascal, ASP, ASP.NET, PHP etc.) It is crucial that an application has usability and a proper easy-to-use interface as well as functionality. But of course, none of these matter if the key element is missing: a good idea. If you think you're up to the challenge and are able to create a working program from top to bottom, you should definitely give it a try!

Engineering

Engineering projects can be done in the following topics. The projects should aim to find practical solutions to globe’s problems and should seek the ways of technology that can be used for maintaining global sustainability.

Bioengineering

Biological engineering deals with engineering biological processes in general. It is a broad-based engineering discipline that also may involve product design, sustainability and analysis of biological systems. Generally, bioengineering may deal with either the medical or the agricultural fields.

Civil Engineering & Construction Engineering

Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the construction and design of public and private sector works such as bridges, roads, dams and buildings.

Chemical Engineering

Chemical engineering is the branch of engineering that deals with the application of physical science (e.g. chemistry and physics), with mathematics, to the process of converting raw materials or chemicals into more useful or valuable forms.

Industrial Engineering

Industrial engineering aims to eliminate wastes of time, money, materials, energy and other resources.

Material Science

A multidisciplinary field relating the performance and function of matter in any and all applications to its micro, nano, and atomic structure, and vice versa. It often involves the study of the characteristics and uses of various materials, such as metals, ceramics, and plastics and their potential engineering applications.

Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering

Electrical engineering is the branch of engineering that deals with the technology of electricity, especially the design and application of circuitry and equipment for power generation and distribution, machine control, and communications. A computer engineer is an electrical engineer with a focus on digital logic systems or a software architect with a focus on the interaction between software programs and the underlying hardware architecture.

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering is an engineering discipline that involves the application of principles of physics for analysis, design, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems. Mechanical engineers use these principles and others in the design and analysis of automobiles, aircraft, heating & cooling systems, manufacturing plants, industrial equipment and machinery, medical devices and more.

Thermodynamics

Thermodynamics involves the physics of the relationships and conversions between heat and other forms of energy.

SHORT MOVIE

The Rules

Create short movie in which you will convey the message (short movie themes in the next paragraph) in a story enhanced with visual and audio effects by using popular video editing tools like After Effects, Sony Vegas, Movie Maker, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut, iMovie etc. The duration of the film must be between 3 and 5 minutes. English subtitles are required for submissions with language/s other than English. Films should be uploaded to any Google Drive account and shared with [email protected] e-mail address including a note with the movie title, sub category and mentor name before the deadline (07.02.2020.). You should also add a description / synopsis and upload the script / scenario to apply.bosepo.ba website until then. Projects without the video or description / synopsis or script / scenario will be disqualified. Contact your mentor for support regarding applications. We also encourage you to upload your short movie to YouTube and share it with your friends to get the hype going. All genres are accepted with the exception of music videos and animations. Stock footage can be used in some part of the movie if not fully allowed. Slideshows are not accepted.

Topics

The Themes Since we are partnered with various international project olympiads that include short movie categories, to give you a better overall experience and increase your chances to participate in those competitions with the same short movie, we have a practice to include all of those themes. Infomatrix 2020 (Romania) – Immigration The Intellectuals’ Challenge 2020 (United Kingdom, Cambridge) – Leadership: inspire Change Genius Olympiad (New York, USA) – Any global or local environmental issue. There are other competitions that have valuable short movie categories such as our Sarajevo Film Festival with their Teen Arena program, but they don’t have a specific theme, they look for overall approach as a movie, which makes you eligible to apply with any of the above themes. Here is the link for SFF short movie rules: Teen Action Shorts

JUNIOR

Junior Level

This is an exclusive category for projects from students aged between 11-14 years. The aim is to create environmental awareness amongst the young minds at an early age, and to fuel their interest in science and the environment. By giving this opportunity to young students, we are sure that they will grow up with a better understanding and appreciation of the environment in which they live. BOSEPO believes that the environment belongs to us all, young and old alike. We also believe that everyone can contribute to the betterment of the environment in their own special way, no matter how little the effort or how young the person. The generation of today’s children will live in the environment left by their predecessors. therefore, they too should have a say on the kind of environment they would like to have in future. This category gives them the chance to put forward what they have for the environment that they desire to have in future. Junior level projects will be grouped into three categories.Junior Environment, Junior Engineering and IT and Junior Short Movie.