2021 NASPAA-Batten

Student Simulation Competition:

The Pandemic Game 2.0

Your chance to control the outbreak




What is the Student Simulation Competition?

The NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition is a day-long event that allows graduate students in public policy and related fields to test their skills on real-world data. Participatory simulations are developed for the competition by the Center for Leadership Simulation and Gaming at the University of Virginia’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. You can find out more about past competitions here: Past Competitions

You can find more information on what to expect and how to participate here.

CLICK HERE for the Inspiring Simulation Experience of the 2020 Participants at Central European University!


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2021 Competition Information

Built using data from the Spanish Flu, the 2003 SARS outbreak, and now COVID-19, the Pandemic Simulation puts participants in leadership positions during a public health crisis.

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Simulation-Based Learning

Simulations are experiential learning tools that offer a bridge between classroom learning and real-world application.

Past Competitions
Central European University 2020
National Law School of India University Bangalore 2020
University at Albany 2020
George Mason University 2020