A Global Campus student was among the top five finalists in the annual WSU Global Case Competition.
On April 11, Dean Lightfoot and his four teammates competed to solve the problem of arsenic-laden groundwater in Bangladesh, which has poisoned millions of people.
“When I read about the Global Case Competition, I knew it would give me an opportunity to work with other students, be a part of a good cause and enhance my overall educational experience at WSU,” said Lightfoot, of Vancouver, Wash.
As 250 people in a WSU Pullman auditorium watched, Lightfoot presented part of the team’s proposal by live-stream video. The team, The Clean Water for Bangladesh Project, placed fourth in the competition.
“Working with a talented group of students who shared common goals was a great learning experience,” Lightfoot said. “The Global Case Competition gave me and my team the opportunity to organize and recognize our potential.”
Lightfoot is a manager at CenturyLink, and his teammates praised his organizational abilities.
“He’s a professional-aged guy,” group leader Tyler Whitford said. “I’m 21 and he brought the experience, calmness and professionalism that I’m still developing. It was great to have him mentor me, and to see how he works.”