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Eccles-WHOlives Social Impact Challenge

The David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah Asia Campus, together with Adobe and WHOlives, a non-profit organization, is hosting this event to promote technical literacy among U of U students as well as to raise awareness for the need for clean water for citizens of the world.

Register your team by Midnight, April 13, 2023.

WHOlives Team Registration


Information Session [4/6 - 12-1pm KST]
Information Session [4/6 - 12-1pm KST]
U108 Bryce Hall (Snack Provided)
Kickoff & Design Principles Workshop [4/13 - 12-1pm KST]
Kickoff & Design Principles Workshop [4/13 - 12-1pm KST]
Virtual Only, please register below
Join Kickoff
Team Presentation [4/21/23]
Team Presentation [4/21/23]
Presentation time & details will be provided directly to registered teams via Email
Awards Ceremony [4/21/2023]
Awards Ceremony [4/21/2023]
The Awards Ceremony & reception will be held right after the Team Presentations

1st prize

$1000 per person

2nd prize

$500 per person

3rd prize

$300 per person

**Prizes will be awarded as a tuition stipend in the form of a one-time Experiential Learning Scholarship at the University of Utah Asia Campus. All terms and conditions of the U Asia Campus scholarship will apply.

  • WHOlives is a non-profit organization focused on improving the lives of people in developing nations by providing access to clean water (https://wholives.org/our-mission/mission/).
  • WhoLives won 1st prize in Seoul at the International World Water challenge in 2021! Watch the video here
  • We are partnering with Adobe and WHOlives in hosting this competition where student teams create websites to promote WHOlives’ programs. The event will bring together students and industry leaders to help students learn valuable industry skills and provide networking opportunities with prospective employers, all while solving one of the world’s biggest problems. The UN estimates that 3.4 million people die every year due to the lack of clean water.
How will this work?
  • This is open to any undergraduate student at the University of Utah and from other Universities at the IGC. Participating students will be divided into teams of 2-3.
  • Each team will leverage Adobe Express to create the most effective fundraising website using data and assets from WHOlives.
  • Teams will compete for one week to see which website is the most effective across key judging categories (provided later).
  • Winners will be selected based on judging criteria and prizes will be awarded.
Benefits to you:
  • Gain high-demand skills with Adobe Express, data visualization, marketing, and communication. Don’t know Adobe Express? We will teach you in a workshop as well as provide online training from Adobe. Receive a learning badge from Adobe by completing the online training!
  • Network with industry leaders. Professionals from Adobe and others.
  • Work with CIDC career coaches to prepare for future internships.
  • Participate in a meaningful social cause to bring clean water to remote villages all over the developing world.
  • All while having a lot of fun, competing with other teams!



You don’t need to be a designer to create a compelling webpage with Adobe Express. Join us to learn basic design principles to enhance your fundraising page for the Eccles WHOlives Social Impact Challenge. Hear from our University of Utah Adobe Creative Commons Team as they provide tips and tricks for anyone (designers and non-designers) to make their ideas stand out.


Adobe Creative Commons Team

Holly K. Johnson
Holly K. Johnson is the Associate Director of Digital Learning Innovation and Outreach at the University of Utah. In 2021 was named an Adobe Creative Campus Thought Leader and recipient of the 2021 University Connected Learning Innovation Award. She joined the University of Utah in 2010 as an Assistant Professor in Graphic Design. She also worked as an Instructional Consultant at the Center for Teaching Excellence, working with faculty and graduate students, with a specific focus on design thinking as a pedagogical practice. Before receiving her MFA from Utah State University in 2010, she spent seventeen years as a textile apparel and home goods product designer, for three Fortune 500 companies, conducting trend research around the world for global brands. Her passion is identifying new approaches to promote creative agency, and facilitate engaged, meaningful learning experiences, with an interest in community learning spaces for ideation, exploration, iteration with a focus on the pedagogy of play.
Audra Carlisle
Audra Carlisle is a Learning Experience Designer, currently serving as the Digital Creativity Manager in University Connected Learning’s department of Digital Learning Experience Innovation and Outreach at the University of Utah. She works directly with students in the Adobe Creative Commons at Kahlert Village, coordinating service development, programming, and learning resource production. She also works with instructors and administrators across the university to navigate creative digital teaching tools using modern, research-based approaches in digital pedagogy and new media engagement. On top of all that, she’s an avid gardener, dog petting enthusiast, and advocate for adolescent-young-adult (AYA) cancer prevention, awareness, and treatment equity. B.A. in Arts, Media & Engineering (Arizona State University) M.Ed. in Learning Design & Technologies (Arizona State University)
Stella Liechty
Stella Liechty is a Human Centered Design expert currently working as an Instructional Consultant and Technical Writer for Digital Learning Experience Innovation and Outreach for University Connected Learning at the University of Utah. She is currently working primarily to develop program and systems level design for new online master’s degree programs. She also works with partners both on campus and corporate to develop new educational initiatives and pathways for students, staff, faculty and community members. When not at work, she spends time practicing and studying yoga, wandering with her dog and friends, and exploring the deserts and mountains of the west by foot, bike, ski and vintage Toyota. Stella believes that thinking globally and acting locally is truly the way forward.