1ST ANNUAL

METROLAB STUDENT CUP

Prizes for outstanding student projects at MetroLab member institutions

Live pitch competition with expert reviewers from cities, civic organizations, and academia

Opportunity to publicize projects and be featured in a MetroLab Innovation of the Month article

Applications are due September 25th at midnight ET

WHAT TYPES OF PROJECTS ARE ELIGIBLE?

  • Projects that were completed as part of your undergraduate or graduate curriculum, internship, or independent study
  • Projects that responded to a community-identified issue and were done in partnership with a civic partner
  • Projects that provided new analysis, policy, or technical insights to civic priorities or challenges
  • Projects that focused on improving government, community services, social services; creating new mobility options; rethinking urban spaces; improving public health, etc.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?

  • Current undergraduate or graduate students from any MetroLab Network member university
  • Students who have graduated from any MetroLab Network member university in the 2019 or 2020 calendar years
  • Students can compete as individuals or with project groups

COMPETITION PROCESS

  • Applicants will use the form to submit a description of one completed project
  • Students may only submit one entry  
  • Finalists will be selected in October
  • Finalists will present their projects to a team of judges from local government, civic organizations, and researchers
  • Up to 5 winners will be awarded $1,000 each