A video made by students about Project Pyramid spread across the Web and earned a second place award from Johnson & Johnson in the company’s “Be Vital” video contest.
Project Pyramid, a Vanderbilt organization founded by Owen students and dedicated to ending global poverty through community partnerships, education and responsive action, received $5,000 to help with travel expenses for students’ chosen projects. The video, created by students Rachel Taplinger, MBA’14, Kalen Stanton, MBA’13, Kramer Schmidt, MBA’14, and Hemant Nelaparthi, MBA’14, was posted on Johnson & Johnson’s website in November.
Videos were rated through a combination of public voting and judging by Johnson & Johnson on the basis of return on investment, best out-of-the-box solution and greatest human impact. Project Pyramid’s video was one of only two graduate school projects honored.
Representatives from Johnson & Johnson’s university relations team visited campus to present Project Pyramid members (right) with the $5,000 check held by faculty sponsor Bart Victor, the Cal Turner Professor of Moral Leadership, and Taplinger.
See their winning video at vu.edu/2013bevital.