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Seventeen teams of USI students pitched their design ideas to a panel of judges that included students and business professionals.

Watch the pitches from the ten teams that advanced to the final round>>

Meet the three final teams:


First place: The Freshmen team
L to R: Ryan Loehrlein, Brie Phillips, and Mariah Marcuson.


Second Place: The Team 1 team
L to R: BreAnn Lane, Terrance Lewis, and Christian Miller.


Third place: The Beta Alpha Psi team
L to R: Luis Macias, Jesse Reising, and Ryan Clark.

The presentations and ideas were outstanding. Congratulations to all of the teams and students that entered the first #8hrChallenge:

  • USI Men's Soccer*
  • Edge
  • Beta Alpha Psi*
  • Team Orange
  • e-LEMON-ators*
  • Weekend Warriors
  • The Winning Team*
  • Team 1*
  • Shinra
  • Team Awesome*
  • TGC
  • The Freshmen*
  • B.A.R. Designs and Innovation*
  • Sales Team 6*
  • Marketing Masters
  • Accountaholics*
  • The IT Crowd

* Team advanced to the finals round

Kick off meeting

Check out the students and event organizers at the Kick Off meeting!

(Original posting)

Create a web design that showcases Romain College student engagement!

The Problem:

8hrChallenge hash tagRomain College faculty and students are involved in a great number of activities resulting in engagement and impact to their community and students themselves. However, these activities and outcomes are not documented or showcased in the most effective and easy-to-use way. We need a web-based platform to highlight those activities and their impact!

The Challenge:

Create an initial design of a web solution to solve the problem! You don't have to be a programmer! This is 'idea generation' and what you believe would be a visually-appealing way to highlight Romain College students' engagement story!  


  • The challenge will be held Saturday, February 6, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. at the Business & Engineering Center
  • Open to ALL students in ALL majors!
  • Teams (3-5 members) to work and present (3-5 minutes) their solution using presentation software (such as PowerPoint, Prezi, etc.)
  • Deadline: Register your team information by Monday, February 1, 2016, by emailing names, student ID numbers, and majors to , assistant professor of computer information systems
  • Free breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided to participants
  • Instructions and Judging Criteria (pdf)
  • Note: A minimum of eight registered teams is required for this challenge to be held


  • $1,000 First Place
  • $350 Second Place
  • $150 Third Place


  • Only registered team members can compete
  • Registered team members must be present throughout the entire event on February 6 to be eligible for the awards

Schedule for the Day (tentative):

  • 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Light breakfast
  • 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Kickoff!
  • 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Creative team time
  • 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Creative team time
  • 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Presentations
  • 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Dinner / Judges decisions
  • 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Awards
  • Times may be adjusted if there are a large number of presentations

*Awards to be distributed evenly to each team member

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