April 5: Students entered the competition by submitting a video of no more than 3 minutes describing their projects. These videos were available for public viewing and voting from April 5 to the day of the Symposium on April 24. A team designated by each college dean selected a certain number of finalists proportional to the number of submissions from their college to continue to the next round.
April 24: Finalists selected to proceed to Round 2 participated in an in-person Question and Answer (Q&A) session with a panel of 3-5 judges. The judges asked probing questions to learn more about the finalists’ projects and their challenges, solutions, impact, etc.
April 24: The competition culminated in an awards ceremony for friends, family and community members to enjoy. All competition winners were announced at the ceremony.
The number of winners from each college was proportional to the number of submissions. Each college awarded at least one undergraduate and one graduate student or team as winners. Individual submission winners receive $300. Team submission winners each receive $600 to be split amongst the team.
In addition, each college recognized at least one “Fan Favorite” winner based on the number of likes on YouTube and input from judges. Fan Favorite winners receive $150 as both individuals and teams.