At 5 PM on March 18, 2019, six finalists will formally present their ideas to the Pepperdine community at the Waves of Innovation Talks (WIT). Awards of up to $150,000 will be announced following the finalists' presentations. The audience will also have the opportunity to select a $1,500 Audience Choice Award recipient. Admission is free and open to the public, and captioning services will be available.
Pepperdine Initiative for Cross Sector Leadership Training and Research – Prof. Luisa Blanco with Anna Choi, Dean Pete Peterson, and Ashley Trim (School of Public Policy)
The Summit – Jared Lee (Seaver College, Student) with Casey Gillam (Campus Recreation) and Amy Johnson (Seaver College)
Blockchain at Pepperdine: A Workshop and Seminar Series for the Education and Innovation of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) – Dr. Lene Martin (Graduate School of Education and Psychology, Student)
Master of Science in Entertainment, Media, and Sports Business plus a Certificate in Entertainment, Media, and Sports Entrepreneurship – Prof. John Mooney with Profs. Nelson Granados (Graziadio Business School), Maureen Weston (School of Law), Joi Carr, Theresa de Los Santos, and Alicia Jessop (Seaver College)
The Vineyard: An Education App – Prof. Jennifer Smith with Prof. Christopher Heard (Seaver College)
Soar Solo with Solar Panel Bikes – Kaytlynn Welsch with Patrick Wells, and Margarett Knight and Martin Sagide (Seaver College, Students)
Visit pepperdine.edu/innovation to learn more about the proposals.