NASPAA student competition

By

Shawn Novak

On Saturday, February 27, the School of Public Affairs served as the Southwestern host for the 2016 NASPAA Student Simulation Competition.  This is the second year that NASPAA has organized and run a simulation based student competition event.  

This year's competition challenged students to develop a feasible plan to limit the effects of climate change.  The day-long event was held downtown in the UCENT building.  Approximately 40 graduate students in NASPAA accredited MPA/MPP programs traveled to Phoenix for the Southwestern Regional competition.

In addition to ASU’s site regional competitions were held at an additional 6 sites in the US and one more site in Europe. The following Universities were represented at ASU's competition site:

Brigham Young University
Arizona State University
The University of Texas at Austin
Texas A&M University
University of Nevada Las Vegas
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
University of New Mexico
University of North Dakota
University of Colorado Denver
University of Arizona
University of North Texas
Texas State University
Northern Arizona University
Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económica
New Mexico State University

ASU was represented in the competition by:

William Terrance
Kayla Schwoerer
Jason Shumberger
Isaac Bernal 
Kimberly Kruse

ASU School of Public Affairs Professors Spiro Maroulis and Yushim Kim generously supported the competition by serving as facilitators and judges for the event.