[PAST EVENT] Student Research Shark Tank Competition

August 3, 2017
1pm - 3pm
Sadler Center, Commonwealth Auditorium
200 Stadium Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location

Please join us as W&M students pitch their policy-relevant, internationally focused research proposals and compete for up to $20,000 in funding!

Please RSVP here.

The panel of judges includes:

  • Amb. Thomas Shannon, Jr. '80, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs  
  • Dr. Ellen Stofan '83, former Chief Scientist of NASA  
  • Mr. Thomas Benedetti '92, Co-Founder of and Partner at Blue Heron Capital  
  • Ms. Alena Stern '12, Senior Program Manager at AidData

Innovative student proposals explore:  

  • "Reaching More People with Microfinance" 
  • "Protecting Ethnic Minority Identities in Majority Homogenous Countries"
  • "Recipient Opinion and Foreign Aid Effectiveness"
  • "Avoiding Politicization of Climate Change in the Developing World"
  • "Urban Food Insecurity in Developing Countries"
  • "Foreign Media Perceptions of U.S. Global Reputation"
  • "Rethinking Taxation" 

Duenya Hassan [[dahassan]]