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Shark Tank Competition Slated for Aug. 3

By Ashley K. Speed August 1, 2017
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William & Mary's Institute for the Theory & Practice of International Relations will host the Student Research Shark Tank Competition on Aug. 3.

Student projects will explore several topics including: Reaching More People with Microfinance, Mapping Urban Food Insecurity in the Developing World, Protecting Ethnic Minority Identities in Majority Homogenous Countries and Avoiding Politicization of Climate Change in the Developing World.

Students will pitch their research proposals and compete for $20,000 in funding. 

The panel of judges include: Ambassador Thomas Shannon, Jr. '80, under secretary of state for political affairs, Ellen Stofan '83 D.Sc. '16, former chief scientist of NASA and Thomas Benedetti '92, co-founder and partner at Blue Heron Capital. 

The competition will be from 1-3 p.m. in the Commonwealth Auditorium in Sadler Center.

RSVP for the event here.