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2023 Wildfire Student Simulation Competition

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NASPAA is pleased to officially announce the 2023 Student Simulation Competition, which will take place on February 25th and on March 4th, 2023, and will feature the Forio Wildfire Simulation designed by Professor Matt Koschmann of the University of Colorado Boulder. The simulation competition will teach players communication and negotiation skills as they balance their roles against their team goals to collaborate on a joint wildfire mitigation plan for the fictional town of Westmount. In addition, as part of NASPAA's initiative to improve how we embody diversity, equity, and inclusion as an organization and as an essential part of public service education; NASPAA is working with Forio to update the simulation to incorporate DEI facets of wildfire mitigation and public service decision-making as core elements of the learning experience. More details


2022 NASPAA Career Professionals Conference - Register Now

Thursday, December 1 and Friday, December 2, 2022

NASPAA is delighted to announce the Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs at Baruch College – CUNY as the host and Suzanne Grossman, Deputy Director of Career Services & Alumni Affairs, as the Chair of the in-person 2022 NASPAA Career Professionals Conference. Sessions will take place Thursday, December 1, 2022 and Friday, December 2 with a meet and greet on the evening of Wednesday, November 30.  More details

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