The Cameron Rian Hays Outside the Box Competition

Cameron_Rian_Hays_300The 2016 Cameron Rian Hays Outside the Box Competition is open!

1st Place
– Nahom Beyene and Kristina Nikiforova
2nd Place
– Deland Chan
3rd Place
– Carl Jackson

2015 Blue Ribbon Panelists/Judges:

  • Hooks Johnson, Partner, Valhalla Partners, venture capital investor
  • John G. Milliken, Esq. Partner, Retired, Venable LLP; Former Secretary of Transportation, VA
  • Neil Pedersen, Executive Director, Transportation Research Board

2015 Finalists and Presenters:

  • “Testing Car & Driver: Fusing Driver Training with Intelligent Vehicle Systems” – Nahom Beyene and Kristina Nikiforova
  • “Build-A-Lifeline: Encouraging Community Resilience through Flexible and Adaptive Transportation Networks” – Deland Chan
  • “Skyways: A Sustainable Transportation Network for the Future” – Carl Jackson

In the world of transportation and transportation challenges, it is outside the box_final_V3imperative that we foster the development and implementation of new ideas. Instead of offering the same old solutions–turning the proverbial wheel, but not moving forward– we challenge you to think creatively and offer “outside of the box” solutions to complicated transportation policy challenges. So how can you push that wheel forward? How can you effect change?

First prize: $10,000
Second prize: $5,000
Third prize: $2,500

We welcome all thoughtful, innovative and diverse ideas…so inspire us!

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This competition, a memorial tribute, has been made possible through the generosity of the family of Cameron Rian Hays, an “outside the box” thinking 2011 Master’s graduate of the George Mason University School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs.
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