2014 - 2015

2014 - 2015

Meet the Changemaker Challenge Winners selected from our 2014-2015 competition finalists. Winners were eligible to earn awards of up to $10,000.

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ARKHumanity ($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

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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.

www.heroesforstudents.org

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  ($6,500)

BetR-blok manufactures building materials made from recycled paper, cardboard and other forms of cellulose.

www.betr-blok.com

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

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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

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Triptivity ($2,500)

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.

www.tryptravl.com

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

TableTop ($2,500)

TableTop is a fundraising platform for local charities. It allows users to dine out at their favorite restaurants while giving back to the community.

www.tabletopdine.com

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-USA ($2,000)

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

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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

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Biomeducate ($500)

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.

http://www.biomeducate.com/

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