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Help us win! Vote for the Michigan Tech Student Video in the iOME Challenge

Students Coleman Segal and Adam Eidelsafy designed this video for the competition.

Vote now for “The Illustrated Truth About Savings!”

Are you thinking about your future? Your career? How about your retirement fund? If you aren’t, maybe it’s time you start.

Three Michigan Tech student teams were challenged to do just that as part of the 2010 iOMe Challenge to highlight the need to boost the US personal savings rate. Teams of graduate and undergraduate students from around the country submitted an essay and video as part of the competition.

Team members Coleman Segal and Adam Eidelsafy (and help from Thomas Gast on video editing), were finalists in the competition, just barely losing to Texas Tech. Now the organizers at iOMe have opened an online voting competition for the favorite of the top 5 videos and we need your help to win!

Vote now!

If you are interested in participating in the 2011 iOMe Challenge, contact Dr. Oliveira: emolivei@mtu.edu.

Check out their video

You can also view their video on Youtube (but please visit the iOME website to vote!):


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.”


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.