Fighting Human Trafficking in the Americas
Purdue Polytechnic Institute - along with co-sponsors Discovery Park, Data Mine and the Purdue Peace Project - hosted a Human Trafficking Giant Leap on February 14, 2019. At this event, we challenged Purdue University students to team up and “hack the problem” by designing socio-technical solutions that will help end human trafficking in the Americas. Students worked through the night and presented their ideas on the morning of February 15, 2019. Our panel of judges reviewed solutions from more than 25 student teams. After three hours of deliberation, we selected first- and second-place teams, as well as several honorable mentions.