The 2016-17 Big Ideas Contest is underway with up to $300,000 in prizes available to graduate and undergraduate students who have creative solutions to address pressing social challenges. The contest features a variety of categories this year, and given the scope of your organization’s work, we think the Global Health category (see attached flyer here) would be of particular interest to your students!
For this category, Big Ideas teams are asked to develop an action-oriented interdisciplinary project that would alleviate a global health concern among low-resource communities. We believe that many students are well-positioned to be successful in this category, and highly encourage anyone interested to submit a proposal to this year’s contest! Full information on the category can be found here.
We also want to draw your attention to the next Practitioner in Residence Leila Makarechi, COO of Microclinic International who is coming to the Blum Center on October 7th. We encourage you to book a 30 minute consultation with her! Space is limited, RSVP here! Also the D-LAB is hosting a Finding Health Statistics and Data Workshop that could help you determine how to measure outcomes in your Big Ideas Global Health project!
Student teams are required to submit a 3-page pre-proposal by 12pm PT on November 16th. To learn more about the rules and eligibility requirements of the category, please visit our Big Ideas website. Our next information session is September 27th at 6pm in Blum Hall B100, RSVP here.
We would appreciate you passing this along to any relevant students/student groups who may be interested and feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have!