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RIPON, WI — Maya Petersen, a Junior at Ripon College from Emerald, WI, will deliver an applied innovation presentation during Catalyst Day, Wednesday, April 24. Petersen is the daughter of Todd and Tracey Petersen of Emerald, WI .
Catalyst Day is designed to showcase Ripon College’s new Catalyst skills-based curriculum and celebrate the achievements of the students who are completing the capstone seminar in Applied Innovation.
The theme for this year’s Catalyst Day reflects Ripon’s institutional commitments to sustainability and innovation. Student teams will present their proposals to help solve one of five problems situated within the UN Sustainable Development Framework: food for all, mental health systems, climate change mitigation, water pollution, and reducing inequalities.
Catalyst Day attendees could watch these public presentations live in conference-style format all morning with the rest of the Ripon College community. In the afternoon, student teams from the sophomore, junior and senior classes competed in a lively Applied Innovation Hackathon before a panel of expert judges from nonprofits and industry. Milwaukee-based urban farmer and retired professional basketball player Will Allen wraps up Catalyst Day with a keynote address on sustainability.