The winners have been tallied for the Year of Engagement’s 14 Days of Engagement Social Media Challenge.
Participants whose tweets received the most likes received a daily prize of Pitt swag equivalent to a cash value of over $100. These daily winners were given the option to donate their winnings to youth programs in the city of Pittsburgh. So far, more than $2,000 worth of Pitt gear has been donated.
Additionally, three overall grand prizes of $1,000 were awarded to schools, centers, departments and student organizations affiliated with the University based on likes from a single Twitter account.
The overall grand prize winners:
- 1st Place: Engineering Ambassadors, Swanson School of Engineering
- 2nd Place: Phi Sigma Rho, Swanson School of Engineering
- 3rd Place: School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
The daily winners, some of whom won multiple daily challenges:
- John Keith: associate professor, chemical and petroleum engineering, Swanson School of Engineering
- Marcela Gonzalez-Rubio: graduate student, bioengineering, Swanson School of Engineering
- Alex Maldonado: graduate student, chemical and petroleum engineering, Swanson School of Engineering
- Daniel Jacobson López: post-doc, infectious diseases and microbiology, School of Public Health
- Bernard Rouseau: professor and chair, communication science and disorders, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
- Michelle Kienholz: science writer-editor, academic career development, Health Sciences
- Jinx McLean: graduate student, higher education, School of Education
- Chaz Kellem: director, PittServes, Student Affairs
- Emily Elliot: professor, department of geology and environmental science, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
- Kathryn Fleischer: senior, politics and philosophy, Dietrich School
- Margo Fischgrund, communications manager, Office of University Communications and Marketing
- Alaine Allen: director, outreach and community engagement, Swanson School of Engineering
- Johanna Siegel: senior, bioengineering, Swanson School of Engineering
- Brian K. Root: assistant director of housing and residence life, Pitt-Greensburg
- Kris Kanthak: associate professor, political science, Dietrich School
- Julie Rekant: graduate student, bioengineering, Swanson School of Engineering