Smart Campus Challenge - Columbus, Ohio

Attend the first-ever Smart Campus Challenge and cheer on students as they compete for up to $200k in funding for their sustainability ventures. (Projects below that are underlined are run by teams connected to CFAES) 

We CAN Change the World — an event aimed at increasing recycling rates on campus
Wasted Opportunities — an app that aims to manage and eventually reduce food waste on campus and in Columbus
Search for Trees — a search engine that plants trees after a certain number of searches
Surfactant Addition — an oil that reduces the amount of energy used in campus’ chiller plants
Faci — a business that repurposes coffee grounds from campus cafes into a facial scrub
Solar Bus Stop — educating Ohio State on the use of renewable energy by installing solar panels on a bus stop

Pitch presentations will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and lunch will be from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. while the judges decide which projects to fund. The announcement of winners will take place from 1:30 to 2 p.m.

RSVP: Please email and include the first and last name of each guest and indicate how many in your party will join us at the buffet lunch.

Questions? Please contact Ris Twigg at

Hosted by Ohio State Energy Partners