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Category Archives: Creative

Success Stories: Maggie Weighner, GSA Student Design Competition – New San Francisco Federal Building Plaza

MEET:  Maggie Weighner of Grand Rapids, Mich., a landscape architecture student at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind. THE CHALLENGE: The General Services Administration (GSA) challenged students to reimagine the outdoor plaza at the new San Francisco Federal Building by … Continue reading

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Finalists Announced in EdSim Challenge

We are thrilled to share that today the U.S. Department of Education announced the five finalists in the EdSim Challenge. The Challenge called upon the virtual reality, video game developer, and educational technology communities to submit concepts for immersive simulations … Continue reading

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Education Dept Launches EdSim Challenge

Today, the U.S. Department of Education launched the EdSim Challenge with a cash prize pool of $680,000 and additional sponsor prizes from IBM, Microsoft, Oculus, and Samsung. The Challenge calls upon the virtual reality, video game developer, and educational technology … Continue reading

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Q&A: Military Wants Public’s Ideas for Improved ChemBio Suit

Government agencies organize prize competitions to capture ideas from the general public on important issues. These competitions are anything but one-offs and often serve a higher calling and have impacts that last long after the submission deadline. PROOF: The ChemBio Suit … Continue reading

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​Iowa innovator wins agency’s $10K Challenge.gov competition

The winner of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s first Challenge.gov competition never thought he “would in any way be involved with an intelligence agency.” Nicholas Starke, a penetration tester and computer software evaluator in Iowa, spotted an advertisement for the agency’s living … Continue reading

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A Medical Bill You Can Understand — Yes, Please!

If you’re like us, any time you visit the doctor, you end up with a mish-mash of billing information. It seems to come from everywhere — the doctor’s office, the insurance company, through the mail, over the phone, and so … Continue reading

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Teams Respond to Challenge with Ideas for Futuristic Memorials

Over the next century, rising sea levels could have a big impact on the way we live. But even if neighborhoods and entire cities disappear, they could live on in a Memorial for Future Lost Cities in Washington D.C., so says one of the … Continue reading

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