Written By: Callie Woods (SAS '15)
Months of hard work and preparation finally paid off this weekend as civic-minded students from...
Schoogle - 2015 Penn Challenge Winning Team. Proposal to implement a supply inventory system for the School District in order to simplify and standardize the current process of inventory and asset management. Read the team's final proposal and blog post.
AccessLink - proposal to introduce a web link connecting high school students with outside academic and social resources to increase the impact of these resources and to increase students' well-being. Read the team's final proposal and blog post.
healthyM&E – proposal to develop and implement a technological solution enabling the Food Trust to monitor purchases made at healthy corner stores in Philadelphia. Read the team's final proposal and blog post.
SmokeFreePHL - proposal to introduce a proven text message-based smoking cessation program in order to reduce smoking rates and save money on health care costs. Read the team's final proposal and blog post.
The Penn Public Policy Challenge is designed for passionate, policy-minded, and community-oriented students. It is an interdisciplinary competition that tasks teams of undergraduate and graduate students from across Penn's twelve schools with developing a policy proposal and civic campaign on an issue facing the Greater Philadelphia region. The teams present their proposals to prominent judges and compete for cash prizes. The winning team from Penn competes against other teams from select schools across the country at the National Invitational.