Experiential / Reality-based Learning / August 31, 2021

CSVC to Host Sept. 17-19 ‘College Park Jam’ Design Thinking Challenge for Equitable and Sustainable Transportation

Team Registration Deadline Sept. 10 for Campus Community

The Center for Social Value Creation (CSVC) in the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business invites UMD students, faculty, staff, alumni and the greater College Park community to participate as multidisciplinary teams in a three-day design thinking challenge toward a more equitable and sustainable transportation system.

This inaugural College Park Jam takes place Sept. 17-19, 2021, as part Global Goals Jam – an international event to tackle pressing, local sustainability challenges. Participation during these three days will take place in more than 85 communities around the world. The initiative is in accordance with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals campaign.

UMD participants will work with local leaders, including College Park Mayor Patrick Wojahn, to catalyze solutions for a more equitable and sustainable transportation system for the UMD campus and the College Park community. Wojahn is described as “an advocate for trails and safe bicycle and pedestrian networks as Director of Government Relations at Rails-to-Trails Conservancy.”

The CSVC is co-organizing the College Park Jam with UMD’s Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Participating teams can register via CSVC’s College Park Jam entry site. The first-place team will win $250 per person. Deadline to register for Global Goals Jam is Friday, Sept. 10.

For more information, contact the CVSC by email: csvc@umd.edu.

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About the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business

The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader in management education and research. One of 12 colleges and schools at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate, full-time and flex MBA, executive MBA, online MBA, business master’s, PhD and executive education programs, as well as outreach services to the corporate community. The school offers its degree, custom and certification programs in learning locations in North America and Asia.

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