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AAMU Students Compete in HBCU Battle of the Brains

AAMU Battle of the Brains Team
March 15, 2022

AAMU Students Compete in HBCU Battle of the Brains

                                                                                                              by Debra Daniel

Alabama A&M University sent a team comprised of mostly Honors Program scholars to the fifth annual HBCU Battle of the Brains competition at South by Southwest® (SXSW®), a week-long conference and festival for the tech, film and music industries in Austin, Texas. The competition ran March 9-13.

Teams from participating Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) developed within 24 hours a solution based on the business challenges presented (e.g., social engagement tool, platform, strategy, a go-to-market strategy for technology solution).

Finalists then "pitched" their comprehensive solutions to determine the champion. The competition offered institutional scholarships of up to $50,000 and several $2,000-$5,000 individual scholarships. 

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Pictured: Justin Lindberg (senior, computer science), Na'Aliah Griffith (junior, logistics), Ayanna Williams (junior, civil engineering), Avianna Holder (junior, sports management), and Kameron Edwards (senior, criminal justice).