This weekend marked the 40th anniversary of the Future Problem Solvers International Program. FPSPI, a program hosted by Iowa State University, is a four day academic competition that encourages students between the ages of ten and eighteen from around the world to solve some of the world’s biggest problems. The program was developed by Dr. E. Paul Torrance as a way to stimulate creative and critical thinking skills for students to use in the future. Every year the program brings together students from Australia, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Portugal, Turkey, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United States. They are then challenged to solve global problems such as women’s education and human trafficking.
Contributor: Dominque Jolly