About the Challenge
Quiksilver designs, produces and distributes clothing, accessories and related products for young-minded people and develops brands that represent a casual lifestyle driven from a boardriding heritage. Quiksilver's authenticity is evident in its innovative products, events and retail environments across the globe. Quiksilver's products are sold throughout the world, primarily in surf shops, skate shops and other specialty stores that provide authentic retail experience for our customers.
About the Quiksilver Foundation
The Quiksilver Foundation provides support to a host of charitable initiatives, organizations, and projects aligned with its mission of supporting communities of boardriders across the globe. In addition, the Quiksilver Foundation shares a wide range of resources, including Quiksilver product donations, to enable community-based organizations to achieve their charitable goals.
The University of Southern California is one of the world's leading private research universities. USC enrolls more international students than any other U.S. university and offers extensive opportunities for internships and study abroad. With a strong tradition of integrating liberal and professional education, USC fosters a vibrant culture of public service and encourages students to cross academic as well as geographic boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge.
About USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
The USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences is home to a wide range of exciting scholarly activity and discovery. In the words of Dean Howard Gillman, "The College is unified by a commitment to one common belief system: a belief that to be an educated person is to be exposed to, and nurtured by, our world of ideas; a belief that our teaching and scholarship are central to human enlightenment and progress." The largest and oldest of the USC schools, USC Dornsife functions as the academic core of the university, offering courses and advancing knowledge across the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.
About the USC Wrigley Institute For Environmental Studies
The mission of the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies is to encourage responsible and creative decisions in society by providing an objective source of marine and environmental science and fostering an understanding of the natural world among people of all ages. The Wrigley Institute supports marine and environmental science at the University of Southern California as well as education programs in Southern California and beyond. The Wrigley Institute has its main offices in Los Angeles on the USC University Park Campus and it manages research laboratories and conference facilities on Catalina Island.
COSEE-West is part of a network of 11 Centers for Ocean Science Education Excellence around the United States with support from the National Science Foundation. Each COSEE is designed to integrate ocean-science research into K-12 education programs and to promote a deeper public understanding of the ocean and its influence on our lives. COSEE-West is closely connected with the Los Angeles Unified School District and Los Angeles County schools, and it serves K-12 educators, informal education centers and the general public across the greater Los Angeles area. COSEE-West is overseen by the University of Southern California and the University of California, Los Angeles in collaboration with the College of Exploration.