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Monday, April 1 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
3-Day Sustainability Mini-Challenge: Team Formation and Problem Definition

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The 3-Day Sustainability Mini-Challenge is designed to expose entrepreneurially minded students and University community members to the Design Thinking process to help them generate a solution to an identified problem related to sustainability at Penn State using human-centered design principles. Participants will be grouped into teams of 3-4 individuals, and all participants will work through a 3-day process focused on defining, ideating, prototyping, and presenting a solution to a given problem. No registration required.

Teams will present their solutions and next steps to a panel of judges, with members of the top three teams earning various prizes:
  • 1st place: Bose Soundlink Mini II
  • 2nd place: FijifilmInsta Mini 9 Instant Camera
  • 3rd place: Echo Dot Smart speaker
Individuals who participate in all three nights of the challenge will earn an IBM Enterprise Design Thinking Practitioner Badge.

avatar for Lee Erickson, '13g

Lee Erickson, '13g

Chief Amplifier, Happy Valley LaunchBox
Lee’s role at LaunchBox is to help startup de-risk and grow their businesses. She runs the educational programs, connects startup founders to outside resources, and provides guidance on a variety of startup challenges—customer discovery, testing assumptions, building minimum viable... Read More →

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David Norloff, '91

Assistant Teaching Professor, Penn State Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications
David Norloff is a wireless industry veteran who joined the Department of Telecommunications in 2014 after a 20-year career leading technology and wireless initiatives.  His diverse corporate experience includes leadership positions in management consulting, product strategy, and... Read More →

Monday April 1, 2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
217 Business Building