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Erik Johnston Leading Innovation Challenge at Arizona State University

February 11, 2016 by Andrew Young

Network member Erik Johnston and the Center for Policy Informatics that he directs are organizing a new innovation challenge at Arizona State University called “Empathy for Our Devils.” The three-pronged initiative – currently in its second stage – encourages students to first share an idea for an issue the ASU community could address (e.g., student loans, domestic violence or homelessness); second, to join a team to develop solutions; and third, to submit a collaboratively develop solution for judging and implementation.

Project description:

“What can we do to strengthen the Sun Devil community for those still here, those that came before, and those next to join?

What would happen if Sun Devils mobilized to solve problems in our extended ASU community? With over 400,000 ASU alumni worldwide, and an enrollment of over 80.000 students in Fall 2015, Sun Devils have opportunities to make a difference for one another, support each other after graduation, and solve the problems that create barriers to current students’ success.

This spring, the College of Public Service and Community Solutions asks: What are the issues in our Sun Devil Community, and how can we work together to address these challenges?”

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