2011 Social Innovation Solutions Challenge

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This challenge is a competition for graduate students at Carnegie Mellon who are interested in applying social innovations to some of the world’s biggest problems relating to basic human needs. This competition will feature five teams competing for $1750 in cash prizes.

To Apply:
Visit: http://hnz.cm/SolutionsChallenge
Deadline: Noon on Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Acceptance to participate will be notified by 5pm on Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The competition will entail solving a basic human needs problem. The application will ask you for your preferences for these issues: food, water, shelter, sanitation, healthcare and education. We will group you with others who are interested in the same issues. At the briefing session next Thurs (Jan 20), you will receive the details of the competition.

To ensure the interdisciplinary nature of the competition, the ISI will be dividing you in teams. However, if you would like to request to work with another student, please specify that in the open box at the end of the form on the application site. You will be asked to list the requested partner’s name, email address, and dept/school. We will do our best to accommodate your requests!

Briefing session:
Thursday, January 20, 12pm - 1pm (lunch will be provided)

Competition
January 20 - January 25

Presentations/Judging/Awards
Tuesday, January 25, 12pm - 2pm, GHC 6115 (lunch will be provided)

Sponsored by:
Institute for Social Innovation and Project Olympus

For more information
Email: Babs Carryer, bcarryer@andrew.cmu.edu

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