October 24, 2013

ASU students: Got an idea to change the world?

Posted: October 24, 2013
CGI U 2012 Arizona State University

Apply to be part of the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative University and the ASU Innovation Challenge

ASU will host the Clinton Global Initiative University March 21-23, 2014, on its Tempe campus. The university was selected to host this meeting because of its commitment to student-driven social change and entrepreneurship.

Each year, CGI U brings together 1,200 undergraduate and graduate students from around the world to address challenges with practical, innovative solutions.

As a participant, you will do more than simply discuss problems – you’ll take concrete steps to solve them by creating action plans, building relationships, participating in hands-on workshops and following up with CGI U as you complete your projects.

The three-day event will include inspiring speeches from President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton and workshops delivered by leading social change experts. To learn more about CGI U check out this video.

Apply by Nov. 22, 2013

CGI U is looking for ASU students with ideas that relate to one of five focus areas: education, environment and climate change, peace and human rights, poverty alleviation and public health.

Interested in attending? To do so, you must complete this two-step process by Nov. 22, 2013:

1) Submit an application to the ASU Innovation Challenge, a seed funding competition organized by Changemaker Central. 

2) Submit an application to CGI U that details your commitment to action. Questions can be emailed to changemaker@asu.edu.

Benefits of applying by this early deadline include:

• an increased chance of attending CGI U
• the potential to win up to $10,000 to support your commitment
• additional opportunities for developing your commitment and winning additional funds.

Sharon Keeler, sharon.keeler@asu.edu
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering