February 3, 2021

Deadline Tuesday, February 16

Bring your idea or project to life, use your skills to create innovative solutions.

Enter the Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge. 

Open to all students across all disciplines from colleges and universities in WA, OR, ID, AK, and British Columbia.

Form a team. Shape the future. Maybe the idea came to you in a class, scrolling TikTok, or on a walk. Whatever the source, the Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge student competition is the place to use your skills to create innovative solutions to our pressing environmental problems. Bring your idea or capstone project to life!

Apply Here: https://app.reviewr.com/s1/site//eic21

Deadline: February 16, 12 noon PT
Questions?  Email Lauren, brohal@uw.edu

The top teams from the Screening Round advance to the virtual Live Round on April 1.

 Resources and Opportunities to Support Your Team

 EIC Climate Challenge Prize and Application Workshop
Thursday, February 4th from 6:30-7:30 PM PT

Join us for a workshop on sustainable business practices to help you prepare your application for the Environmental Innovation Challenge! The Buerk Center has partnered with RyeStrategy, a consultancy offering carbon neutrality services tailored to the software and professional services industry, to host the discussion. We will cover sustainable business best practices, greenhouse gas emission scopes, and the basics of carbon footprinting calculations. Excellent preparation for the climate impact section of the EIC application. Open to all students.

Register: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/uwbuerk/402082

EIC Application Work Parties + Office Hours
Planning to enter the Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge? Join in any time during any or all of our Application Work Parties to start or finish your application with us! Have a specific question about the climate impact section of the EIC application? In addition to the competition manager, RyeStrategy consultants will be there to answer your questions. Areas of expertise include carbon footprint calculations, sustainable business best-practices, carbon scope identification, and application help. Open to all students.

Friday, February 5, 9:00 – 11:00 am PT
Tuesday, February 9, 1:30 – 3:30 pm PT
Thursday, February 11, 4:30 – 6:30 pm PT

Register for one or more: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/uwbuerk/402051

Watch: EIC Application Walkthrough
We uploaded a quick walkthrough of the application on the Buerk Center’s YouTube page.

EIC Yearbook

What types of ideas do teams enter with? Head over to the EIC Yearbook on StartupTree where you can see brief descriptions of all the participating teams from 2018 – 2020.

Form a Team

Looking to join a team or find team members? Browse all people on StartupTree and the “Team Tuesday” forum thread for potential teammates.

Weekly Wednesday Office Hours
Schedule a 30-minute session with the EIC manager from 12:30 – 1:30 pm PT or the MBA Business Development Consultant group from 5 – 7 pm PT through winter quarter.