BEAR Innovation Competition


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The mission of "Speaking From Success" is to help students combat COVID-related educational disparities, motivate students to use their skills and empower them to break through obstacles. Instructional videos are made by request, through the help of volunteer experts, catering to the K-8 grade level.


Presented as part of the 7th annual Bear Innovation Competition. This year’s theme was ‘Meeting the Moment: Unique Ideas that Are Needed to Solve Problems and Build a Better World.”

The downloadable video file has a run time of 7:11.

U-Imagine Student Ambassador: Julia Ewing

Entrepreneur in Residence: Maureen Cumpstone

Judges: Rob Gilfillan ‘91, Co-Founder and President, Cenero, Jen Cohen Crompton ‘05, Founder, FUEL Cycle Fitness and Chris Biddle ‘85, Chief Executive Officer, BCG Alpha

Keynote speaker: Laura Ahto ’78, Former Chief Operating Officer, Asset Servicing at BNY

Founding Directors: Rebecca Jaroff and Carol Cirka

Sponsor: Will Abele, Class of 1961