The late Alfred “Fred” Maurice’s curiosity and desire to see students succeed inspired him to establish a challenge prize for Western Oregon University students.
A WOU benefactor and honorary faculty member, he created the J. Dolores and Alfred P. Maurice Endowed Challenge Prize, a challenge for undergraduates who complete a year-long project in quest for a $5,000 prize.
A professor to the last day of his life, Alfred Maurice continues to inspire students even after his passing. He didn’t care if students failed trying to find a solution to a problem. Instead, he encouraged students to get out of their comfort zone to learn something.
That was his incentive for creating the challenge for undergraduate students.
Students interested in competing for the prize need to:
The $5,000 prize will be given to the individual or team demonstrating the deepest learning and problem-solving strategy.
To apply, read the guidelines under the tabs above, and submit an “Intent to Participate” by Nov. 16.