Problem Statement & Analysis: Is the problem specific, relevant, and does it address an important societal issue? Are stakeholders identified? How interesting or difficult is the problem being challenged? Is there a clear motivation for solving this problem?


Solution Design & Viability: Is the solution creative and novel? Does it approach a new problem or an old problem in a new way? Is the solution responsible and ethical? Does it consider policy or other factors that might affect its implementation?


Solution Implementation: Does the prototype/solution function well, or is it immediately actionable? Is the implementation developed with the engineering/design process in mind?

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