1998 Pilot Year
1999 FIRST CONTACT
Visit the International Space Station responding to chaos caused by an unidentified flying objects.
2000 VOLCANIC PANIC
Gather scientific data in order to more accurately predict the timing and nature of volcano eruptions downloading seismic data.
2001 ARCTIC IMPACT
Travel to remote arctic regions to study global climate changes and the potential impact of global warming or humanity.
2002 CITY SIGHTS
Explore the challenges that urban planners face in order to provide basic services such as clean water, a safe environment, education, sustainable energy, and venues to the inhabitants of a city. 3,001 teams
2003 MISSION MARS
Visit and explore the Red planet, experiencing similar challenges to those encounted by scientists and space engineers. 4,331 teams
2004 NO LIMITS
Address specific needs of individuals with disabilities to help them perform activities of daily living that many people take for granted.
2005 OCEAN ODYSSEY
Take action to ensure the health, diversity, and productivity of the world's oceans.
2006 NANO QUEST
Explore the traditional Sciences at the molecular level to discover the secrets and new potential of everyday suff.
2007 POWER PUZZLE
How do our personal energy choices to heat our homes, fuel our cars, charge our cell phones, power our computers, or even download musci to our iPods impact the environment, economy, and life around the globe?
2008 CLIMATE CONNECTIONS - Building a Global Game Plan
Research how climate affects your own community. Identify a climate problem in your area, analyze climate data about the problem, and discover what your community is doing about it.
2009 SMART MOVE - Transforming Transportation
Transform the way we look at transportation. Access people, places, goods and services in the safest, most efficient way possible. In this journey, teams will consider many modes of transportation beyond their daily routine and streamline their options by making smart moves!
2010 BODY FORWARD - Engineering Meets Medicine
Explore the cutting-edge world of Biomedical Engineering to discover innovative ways to repair injuries, overcome genetic predispositions, and maximize the body's potential, with the intended purpose of leading happier and healthier lives.
2011 FOOD FACTOR TM - Keeping Food Safe
Explore the topic of food safety and examine the possible points of contamination our food encounters – from exposure to insects and creatures, to unsterile processing and transportation, to unsanitary preparation and storage – then find ways to prevent or combat these contaminates.
2012 SENIOR SOLUTIONS SM - Independent. Engaged. Connected
Explore the topic of aging and how it may affect a person’s ability to maintain his or her lifestyle – solving issues like getting around, keeping in touch, or staying fit. Improve the quality of life for seniors by helping them continue to be independent, engaged, and connected in their communities