MAP Project48 is a fast-paced, high-impact competition designed to engage graduate students in the intense and rewarding experience of changemaking. In 48 hours, teams from three select graduate programs vie to build the most impactful solution to a problem facing a selected nonprofit organization.
During their time with MAP Project48, graduate students not only create a product that benefits their portfolios, but a meaningful and relevant cause. Additionally, students grow their social capital by meeting peers from other graduate programs, collaborating with mentors from leading organizations and, finally, presenting to high-profile judges.
For the inaugural MAP Project48 program in March 2022, the Center on Rural Innovation (CORI) presented a data visualization challenge for teams from Columbia University, University of Missouri – Columbia and Parsons School of Design to solve.