* Otis' Made to Move Communities(TM) global competition brings much-needed attention to the health and wellbeing benefits of open spaces. Type of Content Press Release Layout Standard Format Body
In this era of urbanization, with more than 50% of the world's population living in cities and that number expected to grow to nearly 70% by 2050, there's urgency to preserve and provide green spaces for the benefit of all residents' health and well-being. This is the focus of the latest Otis' Made to Move Communities program, which brings together local students and Otis volunteer mentors to encourage creative thinking and problem-solving based on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) methodology and skills to create mobility solutions for some of society's most urgent issues.
"Otis' role in creating a taller and faster world comes with an opportunity to help ensure everyone in urban spaces can connect and thrive," says Otis Vice President & Chief Communications Officer
During an eight-week challenge, students will identify ways to safely enable access for all to nearby green spaces. Teams will then present their STEM-based proposals to a panel of Otis judges who will award varying levels of grants to advance STEM programming at the schools of participating teams.
Since 2020, this annual global student competition has engaged hundreds of Otis colleagues as mentors to over 500 students developing and presenting mobility solutions to some of society's most critical challenges. As part of this program, Otis has provided over
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