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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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Success Stories: Loren Hampton, NIH Sickle Cell Disease Undergraduate Challenge

MEET: Loren Hampton, Graduate Student Instructor/Graduate Student at University of California, Berkeley THE CHALLENGE: A lack of awareness about sickle cell disease (SCD) among the general public and affected communities can contribute to stigma and confusion about how the disease … Continue reading

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Success Stories: Jenna Ryan, SBA InnovateHER

MEET: Jenna Ryan, CEO of Uqora, San Diego, California THE CHALLENGE: InnovateHER is an annual cross-cutting prize competition sponsored by the Small Business Administration (SBA) to open opportunities for entrepreneurs throughout the United States to showcase products and services that have … Continue reading

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Success Stories: Erin Lavik, NEI 3-D Retina Organoid Challenge

MEET: Erin Lavik, professor at University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland THE CHALLENGE: Launched in June 2017 the NEI 3-D Retina Organoid Challenge, sponsored by the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Eye Institute (NEI), sought innovative ideas for … Continue reading

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Success Stories: George Lee, USDA Innovation Challenge

MEET: George Lee, chief technology officer and co-founder of livestock grazing management software company PastureMap, San Mateo, California THE CHALLENGE: The USDA Innovation Challenge, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Launched in July 2015, this challenge sought the … Continue reading

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NIST Seeks Futuristic Ideas for Public Safety Communications

Join us to help inspire Americans everywhere in developing the Public Safety communications technology of tomorrow with a Video series about the #PSprizes Crowdsourcing Competitions. Do you and your team have a creative approach to video design? Can you engage an … Continue reading

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Success Stories: Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, Startup in a Day – Dream Big Model

MEET: City of Los Angeles, Mayor’s Office of Economic Development | Project Lead: Frank Aguirre, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Team CHALLENGE: The Startup in a Day Competition – Dream Big Model, sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration, was launched in … Continue reading

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Success Stories: Debi Willis, Consumer Health Data Aggregator Challenge

MEET: Debi Willis, CEO/Founder of software development company PatientLink, Oklahoma City THE CHALLENGE: The Consumer Health Data Aggregator Challenge, sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). Launched in … Continue reading

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Smart Design, Partnerships Make Data-Driven Farming Prize a Success

In Nepal, agriculture accounts for 34 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) and employs 70 percent of the population. Thus, shifts in weather patterns, soil content, and market prices can easily have ripple effects on the population. To track … Continue reading

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Success Stories: Dr. Harold Jonas, Opioid Recovery App Challenge

MEET: Dr. Harold Jonas, Founder and CEO of Sober Network, Inc., Delray Beach, Florida THE CHALLENGE: Opioid Recovery App Challenge, sponsored by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Launched in March 2016, the challenge encouraged solvers … Continue reading

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