CU Boulder is delighted to participate in this year’s Map the System Competition, hosted by the Skoll Centre at the University of Oxford.

Who is Map the System for?

Map the System is for CU Boulder students who have an interest in social or environmental issues and want to learn more about a problem that matters to them. The purpose of the competition is to promote a systems-thinking approach to tackling social and/or environmental challenges. 

Important Dates

Information Session: An information session will be held on November 14 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at this Zoom link -  For additional information, contact Professor Don Grant (

Student Registration: November 1, 2022 - January 31, 2023

Register Here

Final Student Submissions Deadline: April 3, 2023

  • Students have until April 3 to submit their final materials via an online form. By that date they need to submit three documents:
  1. Visual system map
  2. Written summary of their research (max. 3,000 words)
  3. Bibliography

Global Map the System Contest: early July, 2023

  • The winning team (or student) at the CU Boulder contest will participate in the Global Map the System contest held in early July at the University of Oxford, UK, where teams from all over the world will present their ideas and compete for the three top prizes. 

Email CU Boulder’s Director of Social Innovation, Professor Don Grant ( and visit the Map the System website

Hear from CU Boulder's MTS 2020 Winner Carla Cruz