For the third year in a row, UB undergraduate students competed in the University Libraries’ My Big Idea contest. The Big Idea can be anything, from a business venture, to an innovative product, to a community development plan. Once applicants are selected, they have two weeks to prepare a 10-minute pitch of their Big Idea. The undergraduate student with the Best Big Idea, as determined by a panel of judges and the UB community, wins $500 and lunch with UB Provost Charles Zukoski and University Libraries interim vice provost Elizabeth Adelman.
This year’s winner, Kennedy George, pitched her idea to “Swipe out Hunger” on UB’s campus. “Swipe Out Hunger” is a program that allows UB students to donate a portion of their dining dollars to UB students who are in need of a meal. All donations are loaded onto the UB Card of a student in need and can be used anywhere that accepts campus cash. Now that’s a great idea!