Day: August 27, 2010

Take the Challenge: iOMe.org

iome-challengeCalling all students!

Lecturer in economics, Emanuel Oliveira, is looking for students this fall to enter the iOMe Challenge. The challenge, started in 2009 discusses how local organizations might engage the so-called Y or Millennial generation to think about their own future, 40 years from now.

The iOMe challenge they designed consists of two components; an essay and a video.

Essay Contest (due October 31, 2010): Write an essay of no more than 10,000 words that demonstrates and supports three significant differences that will exist in our economy forty years from today if the U.S. personal saving rate is sustained at 6% versus the rate that has prevailed for the past decade.

Video Contest (due November 21, 2010): Produce a short video (60 seconds or less in length)… You might think about the essay as the screenplay and the video as the movie.”

Prizes

Winning team: $10,000 + $2000 (faculty advisor) + presentation in D.C. to members of Congress.
Honorable Mention(s): $2,000 + $500 (faculty advisor)

Are you interested?

Contact Emanuel Oliveira at emolivei@mtu.edu.