Graduate and undergraduate students enrolled at UK are invited to participate. Teams are comprised of four to six students and at least 3 different UK colleges should be represented. After you register and are selected, members will be randomly assigned to teams. Applicants may request to be paired with a maximum of five other applicants at the time of registration, but team membership is not guaranteed as priority must be given to the overall needs of the competition and team diversity. Post-graduate and post-doctoral fellows are not eligible to participate. Students who wish to participate may come from any UK college, but experience or interest in global health and problem-solving is crucial.
Teams are made up of 4-6 students, each team representing a minimum of 3 colleges. The maximum number of teams will be 18.
The case will be released approximately one week before the competition. Presentations will be due the morning of the Saturday competition, February 3.
Once the case is released, each team may decide when and how much to work on its presentation.
There will be a Team Meet and Greet from 5 - 7 p.m.on Tuesday, January 30, in addition to a Team Work Day held Friday, February 2, beginning at 12 p.m.
The competition will run from 8 a.m. to approximately 4 p.m. the following day.
For the 2017 scenario, students served as a multidisciplinary consultant team to the President of Honduras, in an effort to reduce gun violence in the country. Honduras has been declared the most violent country in the world due to a devastatingly high murder rate. A competition was held that allowed the great minds of the nation, and the world, to come together and design a solution to the violence they face on a daily basis.
Registration for the 2018 competition will open November 27. Check back here for further instructions, coming soon.