Just after the 24-hour clock displayed zero, Sam Levin left the students with a secret weapon.
"You are right," creator of the Independent Project said. "You are the good in the world. You are right. You are the future of the world."
The 24-hour clock for the 24 Hour Think Challenge ended at 1 p.m. today, just 90 minutes before the students will pitch their ideas solving Idaho's problems.
150 students worked through the night using a design thinking model to solve Idaho's most involved, convoluted and difficult problems in STEM, health, education and life. They heard from content experts and national and international experts in education and social entrepreneurship, including Levin and Idaho native and Botangle founder Erik Finman.
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The pitch event is open to the public. It begins at 2:30 p.m., today at the Grove Hotel.
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