Virtual celebration for President’s Innovation Challenge winners

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 07:30 in Psychology & Sociology

This year’s ninth annual President’s Innovation Challenge (PIC) Awards ceremony on Thursday marked three significant milestones for the event: the first virtual celebration of the finalists and winners; the largest number of attendees; and the biggest prize pool. “Since the pandemic began, I’ve been asked one question over and over again by our students, our faculty, and our staff; by our alumni, and friends all over the world, ‘How can I help?’” said President Larry Bacow in his introductory remarks. He added, “It’s a question you’ve been asking since the President’s Innovation Challenge kicked off this fall, and you’ve answered it in ways that continue to inspire and uplift me … This year is far different than any of us wanted it to be, but it has underscored the power of knowledge to save lives, to save communities, and let’s face it, to save our future.” Thousands of people tuned in for the...

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