Solve social justice issues with Engineering and Computer Science!

Form a team. Identify a social issue. Conceptualize a solution. Pitch your idea. Win prize money!

Virtual ECS Entrepreneurship Workshop

Feb. 23, 2023 12:00 - 1:00 pm on Zoom

Learn how to structure a business pitch to maximize audience impact in a very short presentation. Topics include slide organization, professionalism, avoiding copywrite problems, and handling Q&A time effectively. Mandatory attendance of at least one member from each ESJ team. Event zoom link:

Team Building Workshop

Dec. 6, 2022 12:00pm @ CS 207

Form your teams, brainstorm project ideas, and consult faculty members. Free pizza for participants!

Info Session

Nov. 15 & 16, 2022 12:00pm @ CS E11

Learn more about the competition and meet like-minded ECS students interested in addressing social justice issues. Free pizza for participants!

Prize money

First prize: $6,000
Second prize: $4,000
Third prize: $2,000.

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Student Team

Form a group of 4 - 6 ECS students to conceptualize ECS solutions to address a social justice issue.

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Teams will get support from ECS faculty mentors and attend workshops to plan, design, and present their solutions.

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Pitch your idea to a panel of industry professionals to win grant money for further development.

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  • Information session

    November 2022

  • Notification of intent

    November 2022

  • Mentor selection

    November 2022

  • Presentation material deadline

    March 10, 2023

  • Competition

    March 16, 2023

Examples of Social Justice Issues

There are several social justice issues around us. Here are some examples you might consider for your projects

Climate equality
Access to public transportation
Access to healthy food/clean water
Income gap