Think you can come up with creative ways to make the restroom experience better?
Take part in MIT’s Re-Imagining the Public Restroom challenge. This design challenge is part of a Master’s research project at the MIT CADLAB studying the creativity of the crowds and the applicability of crowdsourcing to early-stage design processes.
The challenge typically takes 30 minutes and can be completed online. If you choose to participate, MIT would ask you to:
- Complete a short survey about your demographic background, education, and occupation.
- Generate one or more creative concepts to improve the public restroom experience
Individuals who submit one of the top 5 concepts will receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card.
Interested? The design is open until Wednesday, August 7th. Get started now at: crowdconcept.herokuapp.com
Questions? Contact Jeff Mekler at email@example.com
Call for UW Undergrad Research Papers & Projects - Be eligible for a $1000.00 award!
- What? The UW Libraries Research Award for Undergraduates recognizes undergraduate students who have authored superb research projects that demonstrate a creative use of scholarly materials.
- Why? Winners receive $1,000 and University-wide recognition for their outstanding accomplishment.
- When? Deadline to submit is Monday, May 13, 2013, by 5:00pm PST.
- Where and How? Submission criteria and guidelines are available online.
- Questions? Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Multiple scholarships for engineering students are now available on AfterCollege.com. A new, simplified application process allows you to complete and submit your application in minutes.
We invite you to apply for these scholarship funds before the March 31st 2013 deadline:
Apply for the AfterCollege Engineering Student Scholarship
($500 scholarship – open to all students pursuing a degree in a field of engineering)
Apply for the AfterCollege Electrical Engineering Student Scholarship
($500 scholarship – open to students pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering)
Apply for the AfterCollege Computer Engineering Student Scholarship
($500 scholarship – open to students pursuing a degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or Math)
Apply for the AfterCollege Spring Break Student Scholarship
($1,000 scholarship – open to all majors)
Simplified Scholarship Application Process
Our scholarship committee now uses your AfterCollege student profile as the basis for scholarship consideration, replacing the previous essay requirement.
This new process allows you to apply for relevant AfterCollege scholarships in a flash!
Engineering Career Opportunities on AfterCollege.com
For engineering internships, jobs, and hiring events, visit your AfterCollege Career Network. Employers post opportunities directly to the Career Network in order to reach students and alumni of your program, making it the best place to find relevant career opportunities.
UW Environmental Innovation Challenge
April 4, 2013
If you’ve got a passion for cleantech and the desire to make an impact, the UW Environmental Innovation Challenge is for you. In the EIC, interdisciplinary student teams define an environmental problem, design a solution, produce a prototype, and create a business summary that demonstrates market opportunity and the potential for impact. Prize money is available! $10,000 Grand Prize, $5,000 Second Prize, three $2,500 Best Idea Prizes. Learn more.
Panel of Past EIC Participants – What you need to know to be winners.
Wednesday January 23, 5:30-7pm, Dempsey Hall 211 (Herbold Innovation Lab)
Learn what it takes to win the EIC. Past participants will share thoughts on identifying market opportunity, putting together a winning team, and things they wish they’d done differently. Pizza will be provided.
EIC Intent to Submit
Deadline: Sunday February 3
Preliminary team information is due on February 3. Intent to Submit form will be available on soon.
See the calendar of all EIC deliverables.
FAA’s Challenges Students to Develop Mobile Apps!
The FAA’s Design Competition for Universities is offered for the 2012 – 2013 academic year and includes a new Design Challenge Innovative Application of FAA Data.
The new Innovative Application of FAA Data design challenge challenges students to use FAA, industry, travel and airport-relevant data to develop a mobile application for use for by smart phones and tablets that is innovative and commercially viable. The Competition’s broad challenge categories embrace many engineering, science, information technology, psychology, and management disciplines. The new challenge particularly encourages designs from interdisciplinary teams. The FAA is making data available to student developers participating in the Competition.
Using the combination of aviation data and other data, the application should be of interest to the public and assist with a range of considerations such as, but not limited to: total travel time, traffic delays, airport security congestion, and flight schedules and delays. Students must follow design guidelines in developing and presenting their mobile app. The mobile app will be fully described in the design package. In addition, the working prototype must be demonstrated by the individual or team designer in a video posted to a password protected online site. Specific posting information will be provided on the Competition website. The Mobile App Design Package and video uplink are due on April 19, 2013. Note: For this Challenge area, students are encouraged to form interdisciplinary teams. Students who do so can receive additional points in the evaluation process. Individual designers should also show evidence of an interdisciplinary approach. See Evaluation Criteria for the Innovative Application of Aviation Data Challenge as posted on the website: http://FAADesignCompetition.odu.edu
The Competition is open to individual and student teams at U.S. colleges and universities (both undergraduate and graduate) working under the mentorship of a faculty advisor. Winners earn cash awards and first place winners have the opportunity and travel funds to present their design at FAA Headquarters in summer 2013. A notice of intent is strongly encouraged. Design submissions are due April 19, 2013.
We write to share an extraordinary opportunity for travel, discovery, and challenge. The 2013 Bonderman Travel Fellowship application is now available and we encourage you to consider applying. Graduate and professional students, undergraduate students in the University Honors Program (of junior and senior credit standing), and undergraduate students in UW Tacoma’s Global Honors Program (of junior and senior credit standing) in good standing are eligible for this opportunity.
David Bonderman – the donor – wishes to give students an opportunity to experience learning and growth in new and unexpected ways. Bonderman Fellows will undertake international travel on their own for eight months, to six or more countries in two or more major regions of the world. Through solo travel the Fellows will focus on exploration and discovery, learning about the world and themselves in it. Continue reading
If you have a passion for cleantech, the smarts to play in the emerging green economy, and the desire to leverage your background to make an impact, the UW Environmental Innovation Challenge <http://www.foster.washington.edu/centers/cie/eic/Pages/eic.aspx> can provide just the platform (and the funding!) you’ve been looking for; but hurry, prototype funding applications are due December 16th!
HOW IT WORKS
Interdisciplinary student teams define a cleantech problem, design and develop a solution, and work together to produce both a prototype (proof of concept or computer simulation) and a 5 to 7-page business summary that outlines the market opportunity. At the Challenge on April 4, 2013, students pitch their concepts and demonstrate their product/idea to a group of judges that includes technologists, entrepreneurs, and investors. Teams are judged on their prototypes, business summaries, and potential for impact. (The grand prize is $10,000.) Continue reading
We want to call your attention to the upcoming fifth annual round of this exciting award competition for engineering students, nation-wide. This generous Prize, sponsored by a private donor and administered by the MGH and CIMIT, is designed to reward technology innovations directed at clinically important needs in Primary Healthcare. The top three student teams will receive $150,000, $100,000 and $50,000, respectively!
Details of the award can be at www.primarycareprize.org. A Prize flyer is available at http://cimit.org/images/grants/CIMIT_Prize_Flyer_2013.pdf for posting or distribution. As potentially helpful background, the announcement of the winners of last year’s awards can also be found at www.primarycareprize.org.
The first step for an entrant is the generation of a two-page preliminary description by January 21th, 2013. From those, ten Finalists will be chosen, and each of those will receive $10,000 to use in their work toward the full final entry due in June. The three major winners will then be chosen and the funds disbursed to their institutions for stewardship.
The entry criteria for this major prize will simply require the students to obtain an “Institutional Letter of Support” from a Department Head, business official or Dean.
UW Environmental Innovation Challenge
Student Mixer Nights – Food & drink provided!
If you’ve got a passion for cleantech, the smarts to play in the emerging green economy, and the desire to make an impact, the UW EIC provides the platform – AND a chance to win $10,000.
Looking for a team/teammate for the UW Environmental Innovation Challenge? You’ll find what you’re looking for in this speed-dating format.
Attend one or both of these sessions:
Wed, Nov 7, 5:30-7:00 pm Electrical Engineering Building B 303 (EEB 303)
Tues Nov 13, 6-7:30 pm Savery Hall 260
This session follows the Environmental Innovation class which you’re welcome to attend: “Kicking the Commodity Habit: On being Grown out of Place”, Dr. Steve Jones, Professor of Crop and Soil Sciences, Director of the Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center, WSU. (4:20 pm – 5:50 pm)
To find out more about the UW EIC – watch this 10 minute video.
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