RIMS, the risk management society®, selected eight universities to compete during RIMS LIVE 2021 for the 2021 Spencer-RIMS Risk Management Challenge top honor. Twenty university teams entered the competition. Based on the solutions they developed for a risk management civic case-study developed by RIMS Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Council, the top teams have been invited to present their findings during RIMS LIVE 2021that is scheduled for April 19 – 30.


    The eight university teams chosen to compete at RIMS LIVE 2021 are:

    • Appalachian State University
    • Butler University
    • Florida State University
    • Illinois State University
    • Indiana State University
    • Peking University
    • University of Hartford
    • University of Wisconsin


    The case study provided by RIMS DE&IAC presents a civic risk management challenge. The university teams will present their strategies for departmental budget cuts, the impact of the cuts on employees and the community, while also addressing DE&I considerations. A panel of risk management professionals will determine the teams’ success in innovation, professionalism and presentation skills.


    On April 14, the final three teams will be selected after the first round of presentations. The finalists will present before a live audience during the conference on April 21 and the winner will be announced at the RIMS LIVE 2021 Finale on April 29.   


    To learn more about the Spencer-RIMS Risk Management Challenge and other opportunities, resources and content for risk management and insurance students, visit RIMS Student Resource Center at