“Start with your why and then jump in...I had always been in an environment and thought that I have to wait until I’m done being a student to take action on the things that I care about. The Social Innovation Challenge allows you to do things while you’re a student too. I think that makes sense to include everybody because I think the urgency of social issues demand that everyone work on them.”
-Momina Meer, Social Innovation Challenge & Enactus team member
Social innovation programs at the University of Arkansas provide students with opportunities to explore pressing social and environmental problems affecting our communities. Through programs, classes, and global experiences, students learn how entrepreneurship and innovation can be a driver of solutions to problems they care about locally and across the globe.
Social Innovation Challenge
The Social Innovation Challenge is an opportunity for students from disciplines across campus to showcase their work and take their social impact ideas to the next level. Whether you’re developing an idea in a class, with a team, or independently, the Social Innovation Challenge is designed to help you communicate your idea and find the support you need to move it forward.
This innovative study-abroad initiative fosters a global collaborative economy and explores critical challenges from a local and an international perspective, finding common ground in the development of viable, sustainable and scalable solutions to these problems. The purpose is to foster a global dialogue of changemakers and innovators, inviting them to think globally in order to act locally.