UB World's Challenge Challenge 2018


WCC Teams.

A big thank you to all of our students that participated in the 2018 World's Challenge Challenge here at UB. Please stay tuned for updates on our campus' winner, ElevateHER, as they compete in London, Ontario for the international competition of the World's Challenge Challenge this June. 

We are already looking forward to next year's competition. Start developing your ideas today!


First Place Winner: Team ElevatHer 

Ramla Qureshi (Civil Engineering), Zhasmina Tacheva (Operations Management), Manjusha Choorakuzil (Computer Science and Engineering)

Sunny Clean Water.

Second Place Winner: Team Sunny Clean Water

Youhai Liu, Matthew Singer, Haomin Song (All Electrical Engineering)

The Flow Project.

Third Place Winner: Team The Flow Project 

Isabel Hall (Environmental Engineering), Kelley Mosher (Urban and Regional Planning), Danielle Vazquez (Business Administration/Public Health)

Sunny Clean Water Fan Favorite.

Fan Favorite: Team Sunny Clean Water

Youhai Liu, Matthew Singer, Haomin Song (All Electrical Engineering)

Mighty Potato.

Team Mighty Potato

Ian Marrett (Industrial and System Engineering), Maxwell Payne (Mechanical Engineering), Kurt Harlock (Business Administration)

Bug boxes.

Team Bug Boxes

Samantha Barry (Aerospace Engineering), Eric Davis (Chemical and Biological Engineering), Isaac Rezey (Chemical and Biological Engineering), Jessamyn Ingram (Environmental Engineering)


Team NIDRAA: Arpit Rana (Industrial Engineering), Parva Parekh (Biomedical Engineering), Nidhi Karkera (Biomedical Engineering)

Watch the full event here!

Pictures from the 2018 World's Challenge Challenge at UB

Think big. Think broad. Think collaboratively.

The World's Challenge Challenge calls on students to solve some of the problems facing the world. In teams of three, students from diverse backgrounds will choose one idea and relate it to one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set by the global community. It is an engaging opportunity for students to gain real-world experience through social innovation and entrepreneurship.