Loudoun County, VA (September 25, 2015) – Loudoun’s most-innovative students have until Friday, October 2nd, to share their best ideas as part of the LCPS Challenge (#LCPSChallenge).
- Safety and Security
- Administrative Decision Support Systems
- Developing the 21st Century Classroom
- Technology and Tools to Support Education Solutions
The solutions should involve innovative technologies and strategies for “hard to solve problems.” Students are being asked to submit ideas instead of fully developed prototypes (although prototypes will certainly be accepted).
The four problem areas were determined by the Innovative Solutions Consortium (ISC) working with LCPS administration.
The top 20 submissions will present their ideas to an audience and panel of judges from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, October 22nd, at the National Conference Center in Lansdowne.
You may enter at this link: http://www.isc-connect.org/news/2015/lcps-challenge. ISC will be giving student winners the Future Innovators Award and the opportunity to meet with professionals in their areas of interest and share ideas. High school students may even get internships with these companies.
If you have questions about this event, please contact Michelle Chance, Director of Operations, Innovative Solutions Consortium, at email@example.com or 571-246-2411.
The keynote speakers for the October 22nd event will be:
- Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe
- David A. Bray, 2015 Eisenhower Fellow and Chief Information Officer of the Federal Communications Commission
Judges for the LCPS Challenge include:
- Eric Williams, LCPS superintendent
- Kevin Brown, chief scientist, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Science & Technology Directorate
- Ali Eskandarian, dean of George Washington University’s Virginia’s Science & Technology Campus
- Rob Powell, cyber security program manager, National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA), Office of the Chief Information Officer
- Eric Hornberger, chairman of the Loudoun County School Board
- Heather Pospichel, People Strategy and Excellence, National Security Group, Microsoft Corporation
- Rick Gordon, managing partner/venture capital investor at MACH 37 Cyber Security Accelerator
- Martin Kaszubowski, executive director of Old Dominion University’s Enterprise Center for Innovation
- David Ihrie, chief technology officer, Center for Innovative Technology
- Hassane Bouhia, Verizon corporate strategy and development executive, Internet of Things
Established in April of 2011, the Innovative Solutions Consortium (ISC) is a non-profit 501(c)(6) organization that provides thought-leadership and delivers innovative solutions to the toughest problems facing government and commercial industry.