Contests and Competitions
The challenge is on.
Innovation Competitions keep things lively around the School of Engineering! Each quarter, student teams put their entrepreneurial mindsets and creative problem-solving skills to the test vying for cash prizes. Contests involve local industrial partners (BMW, Intel, nVIDIA, NASA, to name a few), alumni, and a talented group of innovators and entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley.
Congratulations to Podium Sports Technology Challenge Winners!
The sports market in North America alone is $70B/yr. An ever-increasing aspect of this market is the incorporation of technology as a way to improve athlete performance, to enhance safety, and to improve the fan experience. Podium, a Silicon Valley venture group and accelerator program, challenged our students to propose a novel technology-oriented product/service/system to create value in the sporting market.
Congratulations to our winning team, WallBar, for their entry for a self serve beverage station at stadiums. Good job to Will McMullen (General Engineering), Keith Dorais (Mechanical Engineering), Matt Belford (Mechanical Engineering), and Mark Anthony Vogel (Political Science/Business) along with the rest of the participants. Thank you to Podium VC for their support and partnership throughout the quarter.