The eight finalists presented their ideas to the Waves of Innovation Committee, President Benton, and the Pepperdine community at Smothers Theatre, on the Malibu campus on Wednesday, January 15, 2014. Each finalist received a minimum of $500; one finalist received $1,500 for the Audience Choice Award; and the following winners received grants to implement their ideas over the next two to three years.
Rhiannon Bailard (Pepperdine University, Staff) — $150,000 award The Eden Project
Teri Tompkins (Graziadio School of Business and Management, Faculty) — $83,000 award Designing a Curriculum and Delivery System for Next-Generation Executive Students
Mark Chen (Graduate School of Education and Psychology, Faculty) — $82,800 award; People's Choice Award: $1,500 Center for Gameful Design
Joe Fritsch (Seaver College, Faculty) — $69,300 award Biodegradable Plastics Prepared with Optimized, Environmentally-Friendly Catalysts
SueJie Oh and Jennifer Escoto (Seaver College, Undergraduate Students) — $35,000 award College Connection
Michael Ditmore and Ted McAllister (Seaver College and School of Public Policy, Faculty) — $26,400 award Pepperdine Executive Preceptorial
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