Welcome to the 2016 Jeopardy! College Championship, where 15 college students will go head to head in a two-week knowledge marathon for the grand prize of $100,000. Starting February 1, we look forward to plenty of high energy and some good-spirited competition – maybe even an old-fashioned college rivalry.
While they were here, they also told us about what they plan on doing after graduation, and – it being an election year – some advice they would give the next President of the United States. Their answers, unsurprisingly, were optimistic, ambitious, and insightful.
Noah Cowan: “What I would say is implement a carbon tax, or try to have a carbon price. I think a carbon tax makes perfect economic sense, in terms of how to combat global warming but also increase federal funding.”
Katherine Laubscher: “I’m looking forward to working this summer in Senator Diane Feinstein’s office in San Francisco.”
Kevin Brown: “I’m studying environmental engineering with a post-graduate plan of getting a Masters degree in Hydrology and the eventual goal of working on water scarcity issues around the world.”
Sam Deutsch (to the future POTUS): “Make sure you stay human.”
“Katherine Laubscher: “To the next President, I’d have to say focus on climate change, because we have so many problems, but that’s the one problem that affects everyone in the world.”
For daily match-ups, post-game chats, and plenty more, go the College Championship mini-site.