iOMe Challenge—Economics Competition

The iOMe challenge, started in 2009, discusses how local organizations might engage the so-called Y or Millennial generation to think about their own future 40 years from now. The challenge they designed happens every year as teams of students from across US universities submit an essay and a video that outlines their argument and engages video viewers with often scary but true facts.

Winning team: $10,000 + presentation in D.C. to members of Congress (dependent on availability). Honorable Mention(s): $2,000

Two years ago, students Coleman Segal (Economics major) and Adam Eidelsafy (Software Engineering major) were finalists in the competition. Last year, three of the four Michigan Tech teams made it to the final round of judging and one team has received an honorable mention in the competition. The team receiving the honorable mention was awarded $2,000 and was composed of Katie O’Connell (Economics major), Tianlu Shen (Environmental Engineering major), Adam Stigers (Economics major), Teddy Broe (Economics major), and Walker Derby (Finance major).