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Price students win $5,000 to launch water conservation project __ USC Price

Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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  • 1. Home About the Price School Academic Programs Faculty and Research Admission search more news Petraeus, Consul official discuss China’s economic landscape April 17, 2015 Students engage community through college prep, bike donation programs April 9, 2015 Children suffer in shadow of parent’s unauthorized immigration status April 7, 2015 USC student forum shapes ‘narratives to advance social justice’ April 7, 2015 Price students win $5,000 to launch water conservation project April 22, 2014 from USC Price staff reports A team of graduate students from the USC Price School of Public Policy reached the final round of the third annual National Invitational Public Policy Challenge in Philadelphia March 22-23, and received a $5,000 runner-up prize to be used toward the implementation of its proposal, LASaves — an online platform to engage customers in water conservation efforts. The competition, hosted by the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania with Governing magazine, challenged students from public policy and administration schools nationwide to develop policy proposals and strategies addressing a critical issue facing their respective communities. The USC Price team consisted of Master of Public Policy students Yixue Chen, Brandon DeBruhl and Heidi Greenhalgh, Master of Planning student Adrienne Lindgren and Rhett-Alexander Paranay, a dual MPP/MPL student. The group was led by faculty adviser Diane Yoder. “I’m extremely proud of the effort and innovation our students displayed among such stiff competition,” said Yoder, adjunct assistant professor at USC Price. “Their success demonstrates their desire and ability to translate their Price education into an initiative that addresses a local billing problem in a way that may result in reduced water usage and help meet statewide water conservation goals.” On the first day of the policy challenge, the students took part in a round-robin competition that included USC Price News
  • 2. Contact Information Price School in Sacramento Faculty Jobs Price School Intranet Price School Webmail Intranet Calendar Subscribe to our newsletter your email address website by USC Web Services teams from University of Chicago, Columbia, Georgetown and University of Texas at Austin, among others. USC Price represented one of only four schools to advance to the final round the following day. NYU finished first overall for its program proposal focused on raising awareness about breastfeeding. As a finalist, the USC Price team received a significant award to jump-start LASaves. Given the severe drought affecting California and the Los Angeles area in particular, the USC Price team chose to address this pressing crisis. The students proposed the development of a web application that will enable residents in the San Gabriel Valley to conserve water usage through improved billing, conservation awareness and text- and email-alert systems. The LASaves , and are available online. With its LASaves program, the USC Price team also plans to compete in the Metropolitan Water District’s Spring Green Expo in May. Yoder added, “I am thrilled that the students are seeking additional funding sources and are working with water district officials to begin to implement LASaves.” executive summary full proposal presentation LIVE WEBCAST: USC Schwarzenegger Institute CA Water Forum April 24, 2015 MRED alum’s project gives LA food makers environment to grow business April 20, 2015 Petraeus, Consul official discuss China’s economic landscape April 17, 2015 Villaraigosa discusses recent political choices April 16, 2015 recent news more news Highlights: Cyber Security (USC Executive Education Forum) 36 minutes ago Highlights: Policing in the 21st Century (USC Executive Education Forum) 37 minutes ago recent videos more videos

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