Final six STEAM Challenge teams selected to compete for $25,000 in pitch competition

Join fellow classmates in supporting Wayne State student teams as they compete for $25,000 in cash prizes at the 2020 STEAM Challenge Final Pitch Competition.

Organized by the School of Social Work and the Mike Ilitch School of Business, this year’s WSU STEAM Challenge brought interdisciplinary student teams together to identify a real-world problem or issue in Detroit. Teams were tasked with pitching ideas for a project-based solution that uses an interdisciplinary approach.

The culmination of this six-month process is the final pitch competition on Thursday, March 19, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the WSU Law School Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium - event listing. This event is open to the public and will include a reception with light refreshments.

This event is the final opportunity for the top six interdisciplinary student teams, representing eight schools and colleges, to pitch their ideas to a panel of expert judges. The judges will determine which three teams best addressed this year’s STEAM Challenge theme of “Innovating Change and Developing Solutions Toward a Just Society.” The top three teams will split $25,000 in cash prizes to launch their social ventures and improve the lives of Detroiters.

Check out the final six pitch videos and summaries on the STEAM Challenge website.

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