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Meet the Changemaker Challenge Winners selected from our 2014-2015 competition finalists. Winners were eligible to earn awards of up to $10,000.
ARKHumanity is developing an innovative approach to find and reach out to individuals who are expressing suicidal thoughts or intentions through social media.
Jordan Bates, Team Leader - School of Human Evolution & Social Change; College of Public Service & Community Solutions
Bin Hong Lee - Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Kacie McCollum, Ed.D. - Certified Faculty, University of Phoenix
Pat Pataranutaporn - Barrett, the Honors College; College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Ram Polur - Epidemiologist, Arizona Department of Health Services
Neal Lester, Mentor - Foundation Professor of English, Department of English; Director, Project Humanities
HEROES For Students ($7,500)
HEROES For Students connects K-12 teachers with community guest speakers to show students the relevance of their learning and expose them to diverse career paths.
Richie Ressel, Executive Director, Co-founder - MLF Teachers College
Chris Reina, Assoc. Executive Director, Co-founder - W. P. Carey School of Business
Nikki Gusz, Mentor - Strategic Initiatives Director, MLF Teachers College
Building Homes by Saving Trees
BetR-blok manufactures building materials made from recycled paper, cardboard and other forms of cellulose.
Chris Frettoloso - School of Sustainability, W. P. Carey School of Business(Real Estate & Entrepreneurship), College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Barry Fuller - ASU Alumni
Rhett Trujillo - W. P. Carey School of Business
GreenLight Solutions ($5,000)
GreenLight Solutions is a student sustainability consulting organization that works with businesses and organizations to improve their triple bottom line (people, profit, planet) while providing students with an application based learning experience in both sustainability and consulting.
Aidan Schneider - W.P. Carey School of Business, Liberal Arts & Sciences
Kevin Keleher - School of Sustainability, W.P. Carey School of Business, Barrett the Honors College
Tommy Verderame - School of Sustainability, W.P Carey School of Business
Saritha Ramakrishna - School of Sustainability, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Barrett the Honors College
Meghan Herrick - School of Sustainability
Michael Schoon, Mentor - Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability, Assistant Professor, School of Sustainability
Triptivity is a website and application that allows travelers to make connections, document their experience, and raise funds for travel. The site brings people from different countries together to form communities.
Connor Eggleston - ASU CIS and Business Management (Entrepreneurship)
Grace Auther - ASU Business Management (Entrepreneurship) and Finance
Darryl Monteilh - ASU Business Management (Entrepreneurship) and Law
Alia Mougharbel - ASU Business Management (Entrepreneurship) and Marketing
Professor Duane Miller
RENEW is a nonprofit organization that inspires, empowers and enables young people to positively impact their communities through workshops that focus on life skills, leadership and community service.
Adam Rubin, Executive Director, Co-founder - Master of Nonprofit Studies
Uswege Mwakapango, Tanzania Country Director, Co-founder
Lizbeth Gonzalez, Vice President
Heather Mattisson, Director of Communication and Donor Relations
Mark Hager, Mentor - Associate Professor of Philanthropic Studies, School of Community Resources and Development
TableTop is a fundraising platform for local charities. It allows users to dine out at their favorite restaurants while giving back to the community.
Ryan Maloney, Executive Director - Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
Josh Ransom, Technology Director - Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Cooper Craig, Marketing Director - Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
Professor Liam Mayron and Professor Loren Olson, Mentor
BISTEG makes solar beautiful by transforming boring building walls into aesthetic masterpieces that create energy from solar thermal electricity generation technology.
Kaitlin Vortherms, Team Leader - Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Lauren McBurnett - Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Payson Seager - Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Marisa Lopez - Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Shea VanSlyke - W.P. Carey School of Business
Alex Cano - Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Thomas Seager, Mentor - Professor & Researcher, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Unify Phoenix ($1,500)
Unify Phoenix is a mobile application that unites Arizonans, local charities, and small businesses to promote solidarity and social justice.
Peter Scobas - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Emma Totten - Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Dr. Nancy Jurik
Biomeducate seeks to promote underprivileged student empowerment and educational equity for tomorrow’s doctors, scientists, and engineers through a biomedical workshop and college mentorship program.
Swaroon Sridhar, Team Leader - Barrett, the Honors College; Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Sasikala Sridhar - W.P. Carey School of Business
Meera Doshi - Barrett, the Honors College; Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Neema Jamali - Barrett, the Honors College; Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Alexander Nguyen - Barrett, the Honors College; Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Vincent Pizziconi, Mentor - Professor & Researcher, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering