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The Clinton Global Initiative University

CGI University Network Seal 2018

14 Cornell students  – 11 undergraduate and 3 graduate students – will be delegates to the 11th annual CGI U conference to be held at University of Chicago from October 19th – 21st, 2018.

Hosted by President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton, the 11th annual CGI U meeting will gather more than 1,000 innovative student leaders who have made Commitments to Action that address some of the world’s most pressing challenges in education, environment and climate change, peace and human rights, poverty alleviation, and public health.

This is an amazing opportunity for students to network with one another, attend skill sessions and office hours with leading social innovators, and connect with alumni mentors. World leaders as keynote speakers24796816_10157587248369572_4418265438642307708_nPresident Bill Clinton encouraging student delegates24301022_10157587262139572_3678867859659063142_n29244082_10157987663359572_5431771008115671040_n

Read short descriptions of 2018 students’ projects which are intended to be delivered in Sri Lanka, Morocco, Brazil, Nigeria, and the United States.

 Who participated in prior years?

From thousands of applications to the Clinton Foundation, a total of 15 Cornell students were selected as delegates to the 2017 CGI U conference.  Five Cornell delegates subsequently won cash awards at the January 2018 pitch competition conducted at eHub Collegetown.

One delegate, Deanna Deyhim, founded SPECT.  A recent 2018 Cornell graduate, she is continuing her development of a  mindfulness meditation application which uses VR glasses for an educational training program targeting middle-schoolers who are struggling academically or stressed with at-home challenges.

Working on VR glasses prototype at REV: Ithaca Works hardware accelerator program.

Working on VR glasses prototype at REV: Ithaca Works hardware accelerator program.

Recognized as a member of the 2017 CGI U Honor Roll,   Cornell CGI U alum Karim Aboulegna’s  story explemplifies  sustainable social entrepreneurship success. 24774821_10157587248364572_2927839683480145028_n