2012 Innovation Challenge Winners Announced

Winners of the Innovation Challenge were announced this week in three categories: Most Creative Idea, Most Efficient use of Resources, and Largest Value Created. All students enrolled in the Management 101 classes compete in the Challenge, which is held annually in the fall semester. Their assignment is to create as much value as possible using a common object—this year, paper towels.

For the Challenge, students are split into teams and given a week to complete the task. The judges were a panel comprised of members of the Menlo community. The purpose of the challenge is to teach students three things: how to work with each other, a key skill in the business world; the process of value creation, one of the main concepts in the market based economy; and that value has multiple dimensions, not just monetary value.

Each member of the winning teams received a $25 gift certificate from the Menlo College bookstore, which was presented to them in their class by Dale Hockstra, Ph.D, Dean of Business and Academic Affairs. The winning entries will be on display in the Library through October 2012.

Congratulations to the 2012 Innovation Challenge Winners:

Most Creative Idea:

“Flowery Décor”

Adlin Bedrouyan Moushabad
(Prof. Frances Turner, Management 101 section 7)

Menlo College Innovation Challenge 2012 Most Creative Idea

Largest Value Created:

“Design by Bounty”

Nicole Yap,
Rebecca Ratsch,
Elizabeth Gaddie,
Natasha Azevedo, and
Visa Thach.
(Dr. Ben Alamar, Management 101 section 10)

Menlo College Innovation Challenge 2012 Largest Value Created

“Bounty Baby Blanket”

Bryce Howard, Andrew Nyberg,
Aidan Gavin,
Brandon Bell, and
Samuel Duchene.
(Prof. Jack Klingler, Management 101 section 1)

Menlo College Innovation Challenge 2012 Largest Value Created

Most Efficient Use of Resources:

“Port-A-Blinds”

Joshua Szin,
Jenna Cornell,
Matthew Lewis,
Brianna Hurn, and
Sean Sonderman.
(Prof. Jack Klingler, Management 101 section 1)

Menlo College Innovation Challenge 2012 Most Efficient Use of Resources