As Pepperdine looks to the future and strives to make its educational experience even better, and its operation more agile, efficient, and sustainable, it is turning to its community for its help, for its ideas.
The University has launched Waves of Innovation, a cornerstone initiative created to inspire, engage, and motivate faculty, staff, and students to re-think Pepperdine, to share their innovative ideas and help shape its future.
Participation is easy. Simply submit an idea. We will review each submission and successful submissions will receive grants to help them take their proposals to the next level of completion in Phase II. Phase II will provide additional funding to facilitate expansion and implementation of selected concepts.
The bottom line...the most innovative ideas, those with the greatest potential impact will be rewarded.
The deadline for Round 2 of Waves of Innovation is September 15, 2014.
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 a $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
Michael Ditmore and Ted McAllister (Seaver College and School of Public Policy, Faculty) — $26,400 award
Pepperdine Executive Preceptorial
The Phase I finalists have been announced! Meet the Finalists