Congratulations Arts & Sciences Students!

On Thursday, December 4, 63 undergraduate and graduate students pitched their social innovation ideas to judges from The Commons, The Burke Foundation and WellIntel. The annual Social Innovation Design contest recognizes student ideas that can make a difference in our community and on a global scale, to solve major social and environmental issues.

Freshman Jane Lorenzi was named the grand prize winner for her social venture; Bar of Hope, which includes a co-op that makes soap and provides a stable income for women in Ecuador, in addition to a training program that promotes the use of soap and hand-washing to prevent diseases in developing countries.

Honorable Mentions went to Junior Christina Nelson, Sociology major, for her idea-Cultural Awareness Training for students and to Freshman Eliana Winterbauer-Light, Psychology major, for her idea-Letters for Younity.








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