What is the mHealth Challenge?

PSU_NUR_RGB_2CPSU_IST_RGB_2CPSU_HHD_RGB_2CThe Penn State mHealth Challenge is an engaged scholarship eventwhere undergraduate students from the Department of Biobehavioral Health (BBH) in the College of Health and Human Development, the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST), and the College of Nursing engage in a cross-college idea pitch competition.Print

002How it works

The Challenge is modeled after a typical consulting scenario where a group of subject matter experts (i.e., BBH and Nursing students), work with technology experts (i.e., IST students) to create a prototype that addresses a defined problem/issue for a defined audience. Specifically:

Why do students participate?

 IST_SUW_2014_mHealth_11Students who participate get the opportunity to:

  • Work with students from a different college
  • Practice practical, hands-on entrepreneurship/intrapreneurship skills
  • Work closely with faculty to take an idea from concept to prototype that could potential impact a critical health issue
  • Pitch the idea in front of senior University officials and successful entrepreneurs
  • Win a gift card and University-wide recognition for their ideas

Can I come see what they come up with?


The public is invited to attend the idea pitches and see the ideas that students have created.


Schedule of Events

Sponsored By:

Penn State College of IST


Penn State College of IST


Penn State College of Nursing