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$1,000 PRIZE - Innovation Week Design Challenge

Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Info Session Friday, Sept. 13 at 4pm in SB 162

Students are invited to participate in the Innovation Week Design Challenge to compete for a $1,000 team prize, which will be awarded by Accuride, the Design Challenge corporate sponsor. Join us for an informal info session and to form a team this Friday, September 13th at 4pm in SB 162.

Cross-disciplinary student teams of 3 to 6 members will spend a fun-filled week competing to develop a conceptual design that provides an innovative solution to Accuride’s challenge.  Students will have access to advisors from the faculty, be instructed in the use of 3-D printing as an innovation tool, be called to action by a special guest speaker, nationally-known innovation strategist John Kao, gain insight during a mid-week informal feedback session with Accuride, and build a proof-of-concept model.  Most important, the competition will enable the teams to increase their appreciation of cross-disciplinary innovative problem-solving techniques.  All Design Challenge conceptual designs will be evaluated on Friday, September 20, 2013 during a 10-minute student presentation and submittal of a proof-of-concept model to a panel of judges consisting of Accuride personal and UE faculty/staff.  The winning team of the Design Challenge will receive a $1,000 cash prize provided and presented by Accuride during a special reception that evening.

Part of Innovation Week, the Design Challenge is supported by the Institute for Global Enterprise and the Kern Entrepreneurship Education Network.

Full Calendar of Design Challenge Events:

Monday, Sept. 16
4-5:30pm

Innovation Week Design Challenge Kickoff with Accuride
Smythe Lecture Hall
SB170

Tuesday, Sept. 17
3-3:30pm

3-D Printing, Manufacturing and Innovation
Dr. John Layer
KC100

3:45-4:45pm
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Dr. John Layer instruction for student teams participating in the Innovation Week Design Challenge

Wednesday, Sept. 18
4-6pm

Accuride Mid-week Informal Feedback Session for Student Teams
SB 273 (By appointment only)

Thursday, Sept. 19
4pm

Deadline for Design Challenge Student Teams to Submit 3-D Printing Requests
(Submit electronically to Dr. Layer)

Friday, Sept. 20
4-6pm

Design Challenge Pitches and Judging
Smythe Lecture Hall / SB 170

6-7pm
Design Challenge Award Presentation and Reception
Dunigan Lounge / SB 160

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