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
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.
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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The Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) is pleased to announce the third annual design competition for the Shobe Prize.
Student teams competing will submit a proposal for a tech-focused or software-based design project by December 7, 2012. Finalists will then pitch their proposal to the panel of judges in winter 2013. The winning designs could be a web service, mobile device app, or another service for personal computing and communications. Continue reading
The 23rd ESV Conference Organizers welcome you to the 5th Student Safety Technology Design Competition (SSTDC), a competition that offers unique opportunities to students who compete. All undergraduate and graduate students from ESV member countries in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific are invited to participate.
WHAT IS THE SSTDC?
The Student Safety Technology Design Competition gives young scholars an exciting opportunity to design, build, and demonstrate a cost-effective conceptual scale model of a vehicle safety technology.
The James Dyson award is run by the James Dyson Foundation – the charitable arm of Dyson, which supports engineering education. It’s the eighth year of the award, with James Dyson at the helm, and the Foundation is seeking entries.
The competition is for college-age students, many actually submit their final design projects. There is a $16,000 cash prize for the winner, and the Foundation also gives $16,000 to the student’s university department.
Previous winners have tackled issues from energy, to transportation, to affordable prosthetic limbs and each found a unique way to answer a problem, big or small.
The submission process is quick and easy. Entrants submit footage, images and sketches to www.jamesdysonaward.org along with a brief synopsis detailing their design process and inspiration. The more creative the better. Their ideas will be evaluated by Dyson engineers, a panel of international design experts and ultimately James Dyson. The winner will be announced November 8, 2012.
Entries close August 2 and the winner will be announced in November. More on the award below and here: www.jamesdysonaward.org. Continue reading