Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Winning in Ohio

If you checked out the link from my last post, you saw that this past weekend the Policy Solutions Challenge mid-west regionals took place at Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. I travelled there with my team (8.5 hour road trip!) and am happy to say we placed first.

We spent most of the weekend working on and revising our presentation, but we also enjoyed looking around the Glenn School of Public Affairs and meeting students and faculty. Our advisor also met us in Columbus and provided advice about revisions (and brunch).

It was a long weekend, but we had a good time and all left feeling proud of our analysis thus far and the education we have received at La Follette. Our quantitative skills and emphasis on policy analysis were clearly a benefit.

We are now working on the logistics of going to the national competition in Washington D.C. in just around two weeks! We will compete against seven other public affairs schools and hope to see some great presentations and creative policies for reducing childhood obesity. Eventually our paper will be posted on the competition website, but for now we are keeping it (mostly) secret.

1 comment:

  1. Way Cool! Congratulations! Good luck in Washington D.C.