April 11: Competition develops solutions to global problems

Case-competition-200PULLMAN, Wash. – Identified as “the largest mass poisoning in history” by the World Health Organization, arsenic-related disease in Bangladesh is the dilemma posed in the fourth annual Washington State University Global Case Competition.

The WSU community is invited to learn as five student finalist teams compete with innovative solutions at 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 11, in Todd 276. A reception and awards ceremony will follow.

Case-competition-250The competition will be live streamed via WSU’s Global Campus. Learn more and register at http://secure.wsu.edu/globalcampus/

One of five deaths among the 80 million Bangladeshi may be attributed to arsenic poisoning, and with expansion of global trade this could spread around the world and expose millions more people to risk.

Read more about the problem at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arsenic_contamination_

Sponsored by WSU International Programs, the Global Case Competition brings students together to develop solutions to complex global issues with local implications.

Finalists were selected by a panel of seven judges from 15 interdisciplinary student teams representing four WSU campuses.

The Association for Bangladeshi Students and Scholars will present information on their country.

Find more information at http://ip.wsu.edu/global-learning/gcc/home.html