MPP Student Represents ASU on 2nd Place Team in NASPAA Simulation

Anthony Airdo, a TDS grad student getting his Master of Public Policy degree in the School of Public Affairs, was chosen to represent Arizona State University at the 2020 NASPAA Simulation Competition at the Pepperdine University site. The Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) is the accrediting body for graduate programs in public affairs.  The NASPAA-Batten 2020 Simulation Competition involved nearly 400 students from 114 universities in 46 countries at 7 sites.

The focus of the competition was to work together in teams to optimize a simulated city, with the goals of cutting pollution, increasing the use of public transit, and improving the city's sustainability. This was done through utilizing a simulation program to control variables and monitor their effects. Congratulations to Airdo’s team, which came in 2nd place in the competition at his site.