About The Challenge: The President’s Sustainable Solutions Challenge encourages student-led innovation in sustainability on CU campuses. Students with ideas for sustainability innovations on their campus will compete for up to $2500 in cash prizes while gaining experience in leadership, entrepreneurship, and social enterprise. If you have an idea for improving environmental quality, economic and resource efficiency, and/or social equity on your campus, visit your campus challenge site.
CU Anschutz’ President’s Sustainable Solutions Challenge: We invite all interested individuals and teams to participate in the 2024 version of the PSSC. If you have an idea that can affect sustainability, climate change efforts, human health & climate issues, etc., you may compete against your peers to win cash prizes and have your ideas reviewed by campus leadership for possible implementation. All ideas are welcome, and we will spend time with you to develop ideas and proposals over the next few months to be ready for the competition. Please attend at least one informational session to find out more and to share ideas. Criteria are listed below and ideas that are complementary to the Mission and Vision of CU Anschutz are greatly encouraged.
CU Anschutz Mission: We are committed to transforming and advancing policies, programs and practices that address social injustices and health disparities alongside the communities we serve.
CU Anschutz Vision: We aspire to build a medical campus community that thrives on diversity, equity, inclusion and community engagement; strives to eliminate social injustices and health disparities through measurable commitments, strategic, systemic and sustainable systems of accountability; and demonstrates trust and respect for ALL through inclusive practices and policies.
As a world-class medical destination at the forefront of transformative education, science, medicine, and health care, we will combine efforts and leverage all of the campus missions to attain our goal. This includes expanding on the endeavors of the former Community-Campus Partnership program and strengthening the collaboration with our hospital partners.
January 31st – Table at Welcome Wednesday Organization Fair
February 5th – Official Announcement of Challenge (own separate email - 4 weeks to work on idea and team before registration)
February 27th – Information Session via zoom @ 12:00pm https://ucdenver.zoom.us/j/97801901362
March 6th – Information Session via zoom @ 5:30pm https://ucdenver.zoom.us/j/97801901362
March 29th – Registration due by email email@example.com
April 2-5th – Proposal Workshops – One on One with Jarrett. By Appointment
April 19th– Proposals due by email to firstname.lastname@example.orgApril 24th - PSSC Anschutz Campus Competition – 5:30pm-8pm. Location: Research 2 Rm: 2100 Krugman Conference North
1. Problem/Solution - What is the problem that the innovation is intending to solve, is the solution an appropriate fit for the problem?
2. Impact - How well does the team describe the “sustainability” aspects of the Innovation in environmental, social, and/or economic terms and how relevant is it to the campus mission:
3. Feasibility - Consider the team’s justification of their Innovation in terms of:
4. Innovation - How does the project address sustainability in a novel manner, how is it new?
5. Presentation Quality