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Wednesday, April 3 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
3-Day Sustainability Mini-Challenge: Final Pitches

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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. 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.


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Anne Doris

Assistant Teaching Professor, Penn State Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications
A proven executive in the private sector (most recently with Sodexo USA as a regional vice president in the company's healthcare division), Anne Doris brings valuable experience and perspectives to Penn State. Those are important as the Department of Telecommunications and the College... Read More →
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 →
avatar for Tim Kerchinski, '96g

Tim Kerchinski, '96g

Innovation Team Lead, PennTAP
Tim has had an 18-year career in Environmental Project Engineering and a 20-year career in higher education at PennState. His current role at PennState allows him to work with corporate clients; bringing engineering design and economic development resources to their business challenges... 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 →
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Karen Page Winterich

Professor of Marketing and Smeal Research Fellow, Penn State Smeal College of Business
Karen conducts research in the area of consumer behavior, with much of her work examining how consumers’ social identities influence charitable giving as well as (im)moral and sustainable behavior. Her research is published in Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing Research... Read More →

Wednesday April 3, 2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm
110 Business Building
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