Deadline Approaching! Apply by Feb 20 for the Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge!

Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge: Deadline is February 20th to apply.

Maybe the idea came to you in the lab, in class, or on a hike. Whatever the source, the Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge student competition is the place to use your skills to create innovative solutions to our pressing environmental problems. Bring your idea or capstone project to life. Form a team. Shape the future.

Open to students across all disciplines from colleges and universities throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Examples of Past Entries
So you want to enter, but you feel like the business part is intimidating—We can help! All students are invited to come by our office in Dempsey Hall 227 to view past entries. Bring a notepad and any questions you might have. And definitely review the rules beforehand here.

Judging Criteria:
See expanded list of guidelines and online examples at under the “Judging Criteria” tab. Judges don’t just score you! You will also receive in-person feedback and long-lasting connections.

The Basics:

  • What is the problem you are addressing?
  • What is your proposed solution?
  • Who are the team members and advisors?
  • Do you have a demo or prototype? (You are NOT expected to have a final model)

Foster BizDev Consultants
This team of MBA candidates is happy to help you with the business aspects of your project. Contact them at to be matched with an appropriate consultant.

S&E Design Consulting

A team of students from the Human Centered Design and Engineering program can help you think through your digital product design. Email them at to connect.


A virtual platform where you can connect ( with professionals who are happy to advise you. Use your UW student ID (non-UW students can get temporary ID by emailing with the Burke Center at

Application link is below:

Questions email: Lauren Brohawn

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