2021 Virtual Environmental Challenge!

October 15, 2021 • News + Events • Views: 147

Without further delay we are excited to announce that the Environmental challenge for this year’s VIRTUAL PNWIS conference has been released. You may find it here (link to pdf) online or at www.pnwis.org/students. This is a great opportunity for college student of all levels to compete for cash and interact with the professionals of today, even virtually. Many of our competitors find career opportunities through networking with PNWIS! Also, we have a lot of fun. AND… did we say CASH prizes? Yes.

Without further delay we are excited to announce that the Environmental challenge for this year’s VIRTUAL PNWIS conference has been released. You may find it attached to this e-mail and online at www.pnwis.org/students. This is a great opportunity for college student of all levels to compete for cash and interact with the professionals of today, even virtually. Many of our competitors find career opportunities through networking with PNWIS! Also, we have a lot of fun. AND… did we say CASH prizes? Yes.

This year it is VIRTUAL. We will be working with student teams and stakeholders to ensure adequate prep and meeting time for the conference planning, role player meet and greets, and final presentations.

–          Proposals are due by 5pm PST on Friday, October 29, 2021.

o   Early identification of teams is VERY HELPFUL – the sooner you can get me team names/ participants, the sooner we can get schedules sorted.

o   During the week of November 1-5th each team will have one TEAMS meeting per group with role players to discuss their proposals and incorporate their feedback. This week will also contain any other important meetings the teams need to participate in, and have available slots for meeting to discuss troubleshooting for technology, or general Q/A for the challenge. We encourage you to reach out as soon as a need is identified so we can help.

o   Final presentations will be held during the week of Nov 8 – 12. Scheduling of calls will be coordinated with each team to ensure that the virtual sessions line up with other work or school commitments. This will be discussed closer to the event. If you have any direct concerns, please reach out to us as soon as you are able, and we will work through it. Similar to previous years, plan for no more than 15 minutes of presentation followed by 5 minutes of questions and answers. If your presentation is shorter than 15 minutes, the extra time may be used for further questions.

o   We are still committed to making sure there is adequate time for your current work or school activities, and a virtual challenge. We are wanting to be clear and plan ahead for meeting times for each team event, will remain flexible with scheduling issues, but will need to hold the meetings as close to originally scheduled to avoid further conflicts with teams or the role players.

o   The tweak will be sent out to your teams after proposals have been submitted.

This year is it VIRTUAL. We will be working with student teams and stakeholders to ensure adequate prep and meeting time for the conference planning, role player meet and greets, and final presentations.

–          Proposals are due by 5pm PST on Friday, October 29, 2021.

o   Early identification of teams is VERY HELPFUL – the sooner you can get me team names/ participants, the sooner we can get schedules sorted.

o   During the week of November 1-5th each team will have one TEAMS meeting per group with role players to discuss their proposals and incorporate their feedback. This week will also contain any other important meetings the teams need to participate in, and have available slots for meeting to discuss troubleshooting for technology, or general Q/A for the challenge. We encourage you to reach out as soon as a need is identified so we can help.

o   Final presentations will be held during the week of Nov 8 – 12. Scheduling of calls will be coordinated with each team to ensure that the virtual sessions line up with other work or school commitments. This will be discussed closer to the event. If you have any direct concerns, please reach out to us as soon as you are able, and we will work through it. Similar to previous years, plan for no more than 15 minutes of presentation followed by 5 minutes of questions and answers. If your presentation is shorter than 15 minutes, the extra time may be used for further questions. The PNWIS community will be welcome to participate — more information will be provided later.

o   We are still committed to making sure there is adequate time for your current work or school activities, and a virtual challenge. We are wanting to be clear and plan ahead for meeting times for each team event, will remain flexible with scheduling issues, but will need to hold the meetings as close to originally scheduled to avoid further conflicts with teams or the role players.

o   The tweak will be sent out to your teams after proposals have been submitted.

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