For the third year, the Small World Initiative® challenged students to do something about superbugs and the global antibiotic crisis in recognition of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention's (CDC) Annual Antibiotic Awareness Week (November 12th-18th) and global activities from the World Health Organization and other stakeholders. During November 2018, we teamed up with the CDC, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Sociedad Española de Microbiología to encourage students to do something about the antibiotic crisis. Superbugs are causing a global crisis, killing more than 700,000 people each year. If we do not find new antibiotics and take significant action, superbugs will become a leading cause of death worldwide by 2050, killing more people than cancer and diabetes combined. Students from around the world answered our call to action! Check out the creative and impactful ways students are confronting one of the most pressing global challenges of our time below. To read more about the challenge announcement and prize packages, please click here.


Watch how students around the world are taking action on the global antibiotic crisis.

Antibiotic Resistance with Monty the Monster. TEAM: Hannah Iwaszkiewicz, Brigid King, and Lydia Rifkind; THE ETHEL WALKER SCHOOL.

Antibiotic Awareness. TEAM: Brianna Doratt, Cintia Quan Kiu, Antony Nguyen, David Lopez, Mah Noor, Christian Le, and Negar Zamani Rad; University of California, Irvine; SWIPI: Dr. Julia Massimelli Sewall.

The Antibiotic Resistance Crisis. TEAM: Jude Banihani, Sara Danaie, and Nicolas Do; University of California, Irvine; SWIPI: Dr. Julia Massimelli Sewall.

You Don’t Always Need A Pill When You Are Feeling Ill. SOFIA ZARMSKY, THE ETHEL WALKER SCHOOL.

#KeepAntibioticsWorking: 10 Tips to Avoid Antibiotic Resistance. Team: SWI@CEU, Universidad Cardenal Herrera.

#Antibióticos: 10 consejos para usarlos bien y evitar la resistencia bacteriana. Equipo: SWI@CEU, Universidad Cardenal Herrera.

From the Creators of Two Strains One Agar. Team: Dulce Alba, Christina Mejia, Josue Prado, and Nora Zhao; University of California, Irvine; SWIPI: Dr. Julia Massimelli Sewall.

Antibiotic Awareness: SWI. Team: Allison Milligan, and Jessica Barbery, University of California, Irvine.

Antibiotic Resistance Awareness. Atticus Hamilton, Colorado State University.


ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE BOARD GAME. STEPHANIE MAKOWSKI, THE ETHEL WALKER SCHOOL. TO DOWNLOAD THE RULES AND PRINT YOUR OWN CARDS, CLICK HERE.


COMIC AND ESSAY: ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE AND WAYS TO SOLVE IT. ISABELLE CHEN, THE ETHEL WALKER SCHOOL. TO READ THE ESSAY, CLICK HERE.


Bake Sale. Team: Kay Lawlor, Lily Johnson, and Sabrina Gries; The Ethel Walker School.

Bake Sale. Team: Kay Lawlor, Lily Johnson, and Sabrina Gries; The Ethel Walker School.

Kahoot! Antibiotic Resistance Game. Team: Amanda Torres and Brianna Vega, The Ethel Walker School. To Play,  click here .

Kahoot! Antibiotic Resistance Game. Team: Amanda Torres and Brianna Vega, The Ethel Walker School. To Play, click here.


BLOGSPOT AND TWITTER FEED. TEAM: JESSE VICE, VALENCIA GREEN, ANTHONY HERNANDEZ, SAYRA ORTEGA-MENDEZ, ERIN KIM, AND YULISSA TRUJILLO; UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE. FOLLOW @AWARENESSFORR ON TWITTER AND READ THEIR BLOGSPOT.


Buzzfeed QUIZ: Antibiotic Resistance Awareness. Olivia Charman, The Ethel Walker School. To take the quiz,  click here .

Buzzfeed QUIZ: Antibiotic Resistance Awareness. Olivia Charman, The Ethel Walker School. To take the quiz, click here.

Buzzfeed Quiz: What Bacteria Are You? Team: Alexis Villani, Alicia Sanchez Martinez, Kristine Nguyen, and Rinavien Odina; University of California, Irvine. To take the quiz,  click here .

Buzzfeed Quiz: What Bacteria Are You? Team: Alexis Villani, Alicia Sanchez Martinez, Kristine Nguyen, and Rinavien Odina; University of California, Irvine. To take the quiz, click here.


 

INFOGRAPHICS. TEAM: BROCKTON HIGH SCHOOL.


BACTERIA LAND BOARD GAME (INSPIRED BY CANDY LAND). TEAM: Gracie Eaton, Grace Batey, VeAnna Witte, AND Danielle Roberts; Colorado State University. TO READ THE RULES,  CLICK HERE . View their creative board game  player pieces  and  cards .

BACTERIA LAND BOARD GAME (INSPIRED BY CANDY LAND). TEAM: Gracie Eaton, Grace Batey, VeAnna Witte, AND Danielle Roberts; Colorado State University. TO READ THE RULES, CLICK HERE. View their creative board game player pieces and cards.

Buzzfeed Quiz: Antibiotic Resistant. Negar Zamani Rad, University of California, Irvine. To take the Quiz,  click here .

Buzzfeed Quiz: Antibiotic Resistant. Negar Zamani Rad, University of California, Irvine. To take the Quiz, click here.


ANTIBIOTIC AWARENESS OUTREACH. CHRISTINA LE. UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH.


Buzzfeed Quiz. Team: Brandon Paez, Emily Burnett, Brynn Lauterbach, and Niel Bauer; Colorado State University. To test your knowledge about antibiotic resistance,  Click here .

Buzzfeed Quiz. Team: Brandon Paez, Emily Burnett, Brynn Lauterbach, and Niel Bauer; Colorado State University. To test your knowledge about antibiotic resistance, Click here.

Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Antibiotics? Team: Mercedeh Mirhosseini, Danielle Arellano, Jeremiah Paul Ventura Gaitan, Ani Papazyan, Borna Malekshahi, Alice Cheung, Justin Lim, Sara Danaie, Tram Nguyen, Phuong Ho, Anh Huynh , Li Wang, Donelle Alcantara, Hanna Vu, and Amal El Ali; University of California, Irvine. To take the quiz,  click here .

Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Antibiotics? Team: Mercedeh Mirhosseini, Danielle Arellano, Jeremiah Paul Ventura Gaitan, Ani Papazyan, Borna Malekshahi, Alice Cheung, Justin Lim, Sara Danaie, Tram Nguyen, Phuong Ho, Anh Huynh , Li Wang, Donelle Alcantara, Hanna Vu, and Amal El Ali; University of California, Irvine. To take the quiz, click here.