Interdisciplinary Case Competition
COMMUNICATING HOW CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS OUR HEALTH
A Climate Year case competition for undergraduates
June 30 - July 15, 2021 (Summer Term weeks 2-4)
Care about climate and human safety? Want to make your voice heard at Drexel?
Be part of the solution! “Climate Change and Health” is a case competition in which interdisciplinary teams of Drexel undergraduate students grapple with the health impacts of climate change.
Climate change is here, and it is already having impacts on human health. These impacts are hitting some communities sooner and more heavily than others, however. Black and brown communities, those experiencing poverty, and people who live in the Global South are already experiencing trauma, dislocation, and intensifying disease impacts from climate change. What does the Drexel community need to know about the risks of climate change on our health?
Competing teams are challenged to develop a public information campaign to disseminate key information about climate change and health throughout the Drexel community of students, faculty, professional staff, alumni, and Academy of Natural Sciences members. Each public information campaign will consist of:
- A short video
- A poster
- An Op-Ed
- A social media graphic
Campaigns should convey accurate and actionable information about climate and health that empowers our community. The strongest team proposals will demonstrate an understanding of the climate emergency, and the teams’ deliverables will show an interdisciplinary approach to messaging. Participating teams will be able to take advantage of pre-recorded content and skills workshops during the span of the contest.
The top campaigns will be shared throughout Drexel information channels, including at our campus locations and through digital dissemination.
Participants will apply as individuals, and the competition logistics group will assign teams to ensure an interdisciplinary mix on each team. The competition is open to up to 12 interdisciplinary teams of five undergraduate students each.
Dates and Deadlines:
Registration for “Climate Change and Health” opens Wednesday June 16, 2021, at 8 a.m. ET and closes June 23, 2021, at 9:00 p.m. ET. Individuals will be matched to teams and notified on June 25 by noon ET.
The case competition will run from June 30 through July 15, 2021, weeks 2-4 of Summer Term. The competition begins with a launch from 6-7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, June 30, which will feature an informative presentation on the prompt, and competition organizers and judges will be available to answer questions. At least one member from each team must attend the competition launch event. This session will include an interactive breakout session for team members to meet and get to know each other. Teams will submit their campaigns by Tuesday, July 13, at 11:59 p.m. ET. The winners will be announced at the competition final on Thursday, July 15, at 6 p.m. ET. The three top-scoring teams will have their campaigns announced and displayed during the final, and those teams will be asked to describe their campaigns. Each team should have one team member present at the competition final.
During the two weeks of the competition, participants will be provided with a set of pre-recorded workshops offering basic design, persuasive writing and video production guidance as well as contextualizing information about climate and health. In addition, the organizing team will hold virtual office hours to answer any follow-up questions.
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