Security Innovation Challenge Executive Board
L to R: Kiran Rachamallu, Claire Hutcheson, Nathan Liu, Grace Riley and Jake Galla.
The Security Innovation Challenge: Sea Level Rise in Coastal Virginia is an interdisciplinary competition connecting globally-minded students with professional mentors to formulate solutions to a contemporary national security challenge.
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
1pm - 5pm, immediately following the conference, Emerging Challenges and Tools: Navigating National Security in an All Domain Environment.
Students will develop innovative solutions to confront sea-level rise, which is a critical challenge at the intersection of the environment, security, social justice, and other issues. Cash prizes will be awarded to the teams with the winning proposal.
- Grand Prize: $500
- Second Place Prize: $300
- Third Place Prize: $100
- Fourth Place Prize: $100
The Challenge is a “hack-a-thon” style case competition hosted by students, for students. We believe that students have creative perspectives on important issues, and this is a chance to showcase those innovative capabilities. The competition will provide a unique opportunity to work with and learn from professional mentors in diverse fields, ranging from environmental policy to defense.
Sign up in teams of 3-5 students from any major. Undergraduate & graduate students from universities across Virginia are encouraged to participate. All levels of experience are welcome.
Register online by Wednesday, April 1, 2020.
Note: Background information on the case will become available on this website one week prior to the event.
The competition is made possible by the partnership of the Global Innovation Challenge @ William & Mary and the Whole of Government Center of Excellence, in cooperation with the Virginia Coastal Policy Center and the Raymond A. Mason School of Business.