Innovation Week at UE
September 16-20, 2013
The Institute for Global Enterprise presents Innovation Week at the University of Evansville, taking place from Sept. 16-20. Given today’s intense interconnectedness, rapid pace of change and growing complexity of global challenges, innovation is essential for progress and success for our future graduates and our civic, public and private sectors.
Keynote Speaker John Kao
Tuesday, September 17 at 7 p.m. at the Victory Theater
Social Innovator Tyler White
Friday, September 20 at a Free Luncheon
The campus community is invited to enjoy a free luncheon and presentation by UE senior, Tyler White. Tyler White co-founded Fields of Dreams Uganda at the age of 19. Tyler will share his story of how he became a social innovator in creating a new organization and model that addresses social needs and is strengthening the civil society of Uganda. Fields of Dreams provides hope for the orphaned and vulnerable children of Uganda through the vehicles of soccer and education.
Innovation Week Design Challenge
$1,000 PRIZE - Innovation Week Design Challenge
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 13 at 4 p.m. in the Schroeder School of Business Building, Room 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.