Funding: Apply by Feb 20 for the Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge

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Form a team. Shape the future. Maybe the idea came to you in a class, lab, studio, or on a hike. Whatever the source, the Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge student competition is the place to use your skills to create innovative solutions to our pressing environmental problems. Bring your idea or capstone project to life!

Apply Here: https://app.reviewr.com/s1/site/eic18
Deadline: February 20

The top 21 teams from the Screening Round advance to the Challenge on March 29, at Seattle Center Exhibition Hall.

Additional Resources and Opportunities to Support Your Team

Examples of Past Entries
So you want to enter, but you feel like the business part is intimidating—We can help! All students are invited to come by our office in Dempsey Hall 227 to view past entries. Bring a notepad and any questions you might have. And definitely review the rules beforehand under the “Entry Requirements” tab. There are also a few examples on the EIC website under the “Judging Criteria” tab.

2017 EIC Photo Diary
What is the competition experience like? Take a look at the photo diary from the 2017 EIC and read what students just like you had to say.

Drop-in or Stream Resource Nights
Attend, live-stream, or watch the recording of Resource Nights, covering various aspects of creating a startup venture, from idea generation to legal issues to raising capital. The classes are recorded and streamed live each Tuesday night starting at 6:00 pm during winter quarter.

MentorConnect
A virtual platform where you can connect with professionals who are happy to advise you. Use your UW student ID.

Questions?  Email Lauren Brohawn at brohal@uw.edu.

Research: Research2Innovation workshop application open

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For the first time ever, SEBA is sponsoring the Lens of the Market Stage 1: Research2Innovation Workshop (January 10, 2018).  

  • Are you a scientist or engineer working on a project that has the potential to impact people and the environment?
  • Do you have little or no prior knowledge on how you would even take your research beyond the bench?

Consider participating in Research2Innovation, a 1 day workshop developed to provide teams of STEM professionals (undergraduate and graduate students, post docs AND faculty members) with a rapid introduction to the vocabulary, skills, tools, and road map needed to engage in successfully translating research into innovations. Participation is FREE.

Applications can be found here and are due November 22nd.