Future Problem Solving
New Contest for 2019-2020
Future Problem Solving Program International (FPSPI) was founded in 1974 by Dr. Paul Torrance. Each competition has four possible events which take students through a 6-step problem solving process which teaches critical and creative thinking, and decision-making skills. Each year, the FPSPI creates a list of four topics with suggested readings, and creates a future problem scenario for each of the four topics. In three of the events, students use their research skills combined with their writing or performance skills on the topics to solve a problem set forth on the scenarios, or in the fourth, they find a problem in their own communities to apply the problem solving process to and work to solve this real life problem themselves. Competitions are organized at the local, state, and international levels.
2019-20 DSP Membership/Team Entry Form
Package and À La Carte Entry Fee Pricing
FPS Junior Confirmation List (Elem)
FPS Middle Confirmation List
FPS High Confirmation List
Comprehensive Confirmation List
Practice Problem #1 Order Form
Practice Problem #2 Order Form
Academic Conference Registration Form
Academic Conference Confirmation List
ROSTER SUBMISSION FORMS
Coach’s Training (Coming Soon!)
GIPS Evaluator Training
GIPS Evaluator’s Guidelines
Coach’s Resources by Component
Global Issues Problem Solving (GIPS)
Community Problem Solving (CmPS)
Scenario Writing (SW)
Scenario Performance (SP)
2019-2020 Global Issues Problem Solving (GIPS) Topics
Living in Poverty
Area Qualifying Results
State Affiliate Bowl Results
Junior State Results
Middle State Results
Senior State Results
Future Problem Solving Bowl News
2019 Jr/Sr Academic Coach Conference Schedule available!
Nominate a former student who participated in our Department of Student Programs for special recognition.
Please help complete the list of Academic Competition Conferences in Indiana.
Future Problem Solving Program gives students the tools to solve problems in their own communities.
See how the Indiana Standards match up to the skills mastered in Future Problem Solving.
IASP has secured a discount on Quiz Bowl equipment from ZeeCraft for Indiana Quiz Bowl Teams.
Check out what happens at the International Conference of Future Problem Solvers!
Academic Super Bowl is looking for a new Senior English question writer.
Special Recognition is being given to 9 schools for outstanding achievement across our programming. Learn more about their accomplishments!
Check out our two new academic competitions for 2019-2020!
Congratulations to the 2018 Indiana Academic Coaches of the Year!
In addition to our 2018-19 State Champions, several schools achieved academic milestones this year across our events!
of the Year
Anyone who serves as an academic coach during the school year is eligible for this award, and can be nominated by their principal, another coach, coordinator or volunteer. One academic coach from each level of competition (elementary, middle/junior and senior) is recognized at our annual Academic Coaches Conference.
In order to participate in Department of Student Programs (DSP) sponsored academic competitions, cheer competitions, Student Day at the Legislature, MLK Essay contest, and any other DSP programs, schools must maintain a current membership in DSP.