Madhur Srivastava selected to attend CGI-U 2017 meeting
Congratulations to Madhur Srivastava, a Meinig School Ph.D. student studying with Jack Freed, selected to participate in the Clinton Global initiative University (CGI-U) 2017 meeting at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, October 13-15. Mr. Srivastava was selected for his application titled “Public Health: Early disease diagnosis at reduced scanning time using MRI,” which the organizing committee cited as demonstrating a “passion for change in proposing a Commitment to Action that is new, specific, and measurable.”
The CGI University Network is a consortium of colleges and universities that support, mentor, and provide seed funding to leading student innovators and entrepreneurs on their respective campuses. Cornell student participants for the 2017 – 2018 academic year, who were selected during a competitive process conducted by CGI U, included 15 individuals working individually or in groups on project commitments to be delivered in Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal as well as in the US.
Building on the successful model of the Clinton Global Initiative, President Clinton launched the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) in 2007 to engage the next generation of leaders on college campuses around the world. Each year, CGI U hosts a meeting where students, university representatives, topic experts, and celebrities come together to discuss and develop innovative solutions to pressing global challenges. Students create their own Commitments to Action that address issues on campus, in local communities, or around the world. Since 2008, students have made more than 6,250 commitments, and nearly $3 million in funding has been awarded to these commitment-makers through CGI U.
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