The University of Virginia’s Center for Leadership Simulation and Gaming (CLSG) at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy today announced the cash awards that will go to the first- and second-place global winners of the 2018 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition.

The Batten School will provide $1,500 to each student on the winning team and $500 to each student on the team that places second.

The Student Simulation Competition, now in its fourth year, brings students together to compete in a daylong educational simulation developed by the CLSG. Teams compete by participating in the simulation and making a final presentation to the regional site judges. Regional winners are sent to the super judges, who determine the ultimate winner.

“We believe that computer-assisted models and simulations are the way forward for schools of public affairs, public administration and public policy in the 21st century. Students gain valuable leadership experience in these simulations which prepare them for the challenges of the modern world,” said Allan C. Stam, Dean of the Batten School.