CSA Group is committed to engaging students and young professionals, the future leaders of our society, in the world of standards development.

Standards have an enormous impact on safety and the environment, and they are vital to the global competitiveness of industry. The Academic Challenge connects students across multiple areas of study with the world of standards to discover how standards impact everyday life and how participating in their development can positively impact their careers.  In the process, students have the opportunity to bring new perspectives to the standards development community.

Be Creative & Challenge the Status Quo:

Every year, students are invited to participate in the Academic Challenge by sharing their perspectives about industry practices or issues that are influenced by standards and those that should be in future. This is your chance to have your say in issues that impact the world around us!

Challenge Finalists, as selected by our judging panel, are fully sponsored to attend the CSA Group Annual Conference and present their project to our members and conference participants who will vote on the winning presentation.

Key Dates:

Intent to Submit Deadline

April 2, 2018

Challenge Submission Deadline

May 1, 2018

Finalists Announced

May 23, 2018

CSA Group Annual Conference in Edmonton, Alberta

June 18 – 19, 2018

For full details about the current the Academic Challenge including eligibility and submission criteria, please download the Academic Challenge Information package below. For any questions or further details please contact the Academic Challenge Coordinator at: AC@csagroup.org.

Get Involved – Additional resources and communications are posted regularly on the Academic Challenge space on the CSA Communities.