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Waves of Innovation

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 Waves of Innovation Phase I applications is

October 15, 2014.


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Waves of Innovation - Announcements

Waves of Innovation Phase I Deadline in September

The deadline for Phase I of the next round of the Waves of Innovation Grant program is October 15, 2014. Please submit your great ideas today.

The Winners from Waves of Innovation 2014 Include:

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
Gameful Design Lab

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

Watch Waves of Innovation Talks 2014