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Atlas Week Innovation Challenge at Parks College

Wednesday, 05 April, 2017

Grab your friends, classmates, and colleagues to participate in this special Atlas Week Innovation Challenge at Parks College: Humanitarian Relief Efforts!

Wednesday, April 5

3:15 - 4:30pm

McDonnell Douglas Hall Rotunda.

The winning team will win $600!!  

Alison Thompson, the 2017 Atlas Week Keynote Speaker, will judge the challenge.  


Consider the challenges of responding to a natural disaster, such as the earthquake in Haiti, the tsunami in Sri Lanka, or Hurricane Katrina. Generate an idea for an innovative tool or product that would help the relief efforts of those responding to the crisis.


• Minimum of 3 people per team.

• The object must be able to be carried by one person, so that it is easily transportable by a humanitarian aid worker.

• Sketch your product on the poster paper provided on April 5th.

• Prepare a 90-second pitch describing your product and explaining how it will aid relief efforts following a natural disaster. 

Questions? Contact

Sponsored by Boeing, Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology, and the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering.