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TS/UM Social Innovation Challenge Winners Announced

Jan 31, 2014
Experiential / Reality-based Learning


Winners have been announced for the $75,000 TS/UM Social Innovation Challenge to help address some of society’s most pressing issues in three key areas: hunger, education and sustainability. 

Broadcaster Tavis Smiley partnered with the University of Maryland to launch the inaugural event. 

Smith's Center for Social Value Creation supported the competition that drew aspiring entrepreneurs to develop transformative solutions to affect positive change for individuals and communities across the nation. Final-round judges included Melissa Carrier, assistant dean of global programs and social value creation and executive director of the CSVC, where she guides the center's strategic direction across curricula, and co-curricular and research platforms. 

Read more about the challenge here.


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