Eighteen USC Rossier School of Education students have been selected as Noodle Innovation Scholars for an annual gathering of “bold thinkers and doers” who are driving innovation in global education.
The students attending the ASU+GSV Summit are receiving complimentary registration, travel and lodging for the event, which runs April 6-8 in Arizona.
The focus of the sixth annual summit, called “the can’t-miss education-innovation event” by Forbes, is to celebrate education innovation as well as education innovators and entrepreneurs. Among this year’s speakers are entrepreneur Richard Branson and Education Secretary Arne Duncan.
USC Rossier students were selected through a competition that required them to submit a one-page “elevator pitch” on ideas around education issues and change. Dean Karen Symms Gallagher and other faculty judged the nearly 80 entries.
Besides USC, only four other universities were invited to participate in the offer: Harvard, Stanford, University of Pennsylvania and Arizona State University. The USC Rossier Innovation Scholars will be given opportunities to attend special events and network with students from the other schools.
The USC students will be joined by USC Rossier faculty, including Alan Arkatov, Ken Yates and Doug Lynch. Gallagher will also attend part of the conference.