IMSA students were asked to create a logo to illustrate the theme of the event—global cooperation and collaboration will enable us to find scientific/technical solutions to solve the grand challenges we as a global community are facing. The winning submission was created by junior Mishelle Mironov.
The ISSF logo is based on a globe embraced by the shape of a sailboat. The sailing of a boat requires substantial adjustment of the sails by multiple crew members as wind, sea currents, and even storms change the sailboat’s original route. Likewise, science demands the collaboration of people all over the globe as new knowledge both drives and alters the course of this progress.
The sailboat also represents new ways that science is addressing the global grand challenges like alternative energy—in this case wind is the source of energy for the boat’s journey. The 2018 theme “to significantly influence life on our planet through cooperation and collaboration” is further symbolized by the logo’s earth color scheme of blue and green.