On September 29, 2016, Drew’s first ever Innovation Town Hall drew more than 40 students, staff, and outside professionals for two hours of brainstorming, planning and pitching. Organized by the Center for Civic Engagement and Launch NJ, this event was intended to unleash the creativity and problem-solving skills of Drew students while introducing them to the skills needed to move from concept to implementation in the real world. Students developed and pitched a classroom security program, a political participation app, and affordable childcare solutions in underutilized spaces. The winning idea, a Drew MenU app, pitched by sophomore Brittany Grabowski, was selected by judges Judy Grey, Associate Director of Government and Corporate Relations at Drew, Kimberlee Williams, Drew alum and entrepreneur, and Carlos Abad, Executive Director of LaunchNJ.

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