Events

Past Event

Columbia Design Challenge: Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

October 26, 2017
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Various locations

Columbia Engineering is pleased to announce the Columbia Design Challenge: Addressing the Opioid Epidemic. Addiction is devastating wide swaths of the population as it cuts across geography, age, gender, ethnicity, and socio-economic status.

This complex problem involves issues that affect not only health, medicine, technology, policy, business, but also countless other facets of our society—and fields that are represented here at Columbia. The event will feature faculty experts from SEAS, Public Health, the Medical Center, among others.

We invite students from all schools at the university to participate in this exciting opportunity to address such a complex and pervasive problem. Teams could address production, prescription/ dispensing, policy and lobbying, and many other fundamental challenges, all of which would benefit from cross-disciplinary solutions.

Columbia Design Challenge: Addressing the Opioid Epidemic Key Dates

THURSDAY, OCT 26
Kickoff, Davis Auditorium, 5:00 PM

FRIDAY, OCT 27
Understanding the Problem, Davis Auditorium, 10:00 AM
Expert Q&A, Lunch, Team Formation, 1024 & 833 Mudd, 12:00 PM

THURSDAY, NOV 2
Refining Ideas, 524 Mudd, 6:00 PM

THURSDAY, NOV 9
Closing, Northwest Corner Building 1406, 11:00 AM

For more information about this challenge, please visit the Columbia Engineering website.