The iOme (I Owe Me) Challenge works to raise awareness about the impact of financial security in retirement on the social and economic well-being of our society.

The iOme (I Owe Me) Challenge works to raise awareness about the impact of financial security in retirement on the social and economic well-being of our society.

Student teams from across the country respond to the annual iOme Challenge question in the form of a 5,000-word essay and short promotional video. A blue ribbon panel judges submissions and selects the winning team. The team wins a financial award and is invited to Washington, DC to present its submission at a symposium and to discuss it with public policymakers.

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Congratulations to the 2019 iOme Challenge Winners

The iOme Challenge winning team this year is from Michigan Technological University. The students—Zach Rosenbaum, Cole Peppin, and John Ruf—were selected for their essay “The Basic Proposal: Retirement Policy for a New Generation.”  The team also created a short video. The faculty advisor for the team is Emanuel Xavier-Oliveira, PhD, Assistant Professor of Economics, School of Business & Economics at Michigan Tech. As the winner of the Challenge, the team received a $5,000 prize and presented their essay at a forum in Washington, DC on June 19, 2019.  Congratulations!