Engineers Week - Entrepreneurship Day

February 21, 2012

Saint Louis University, McDonnell Douglas Hall, 3450 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, Missouri 63103

Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering, Air Force ROTC, Aviation Science, Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Graduate Program, Physics

Weekly Innovation Challenge

Weekly Innovation LogoEvery Tuesday SLU students have a chance to compete in the Weekly Innovation Challenge from 12-1pm in the Rotunda at Parks College. Students must form teams of three—these teams must include at least one engineering student and up to one faculty member. Most importantly, all participants must be from different majors/disciplines. The students are given an impromptu challenge and have one hour to compete. Whichever team completes the challenge successfully first wins $225. The events are sponsored by the Kern Entrepreneurship Education Network, the Coleman Foundation and Saint Louis University.

The goal of the competitions is for students to exercise their minds and creativity, just as they would their bodies. Challenges have included a wide variety of topics—from designing the tallest free-standing structure using spaghetti sticks to creating a “green” toaster box design. Winning teams have been from all sorts of disciplines. The first team to win was three female sophomores, including an aerospace engineering, political science and investigative medicine major.

Alumni or industry professionals that have competition ideas and would like to make recommendations can contact Brooke Lund at blund@slu.edu or 314-977-7820. 

How to Participate 

Any SLU student can participate. Teams must consist of three members—including up to one faculty member—and all three participants must be from different majors. Students can either form teams prior to the event, or just show up ten minutes early and the facilitators will match them up with others in need of additional teammates.

Click here for more information and to view past challenges.


EWeek at Parks College

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Join us for EWeek 2012 at Saint Louis University’s Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology! This year’s festivities at SLU will focus on the theme of Grand Challenges in Engineering. There are many Grand Challenges facing our world today such as making solar energy economical, restore and improve urban infrastructure, provide access to clean water, and engineer better medicines.

When you register, you may select the activities that you would like to participate in and you will receive a personalized EWeek itinerary with all of your selections.  Events will be going on throughout the week and there are many opportunities to get involved.  With over a dozen activities planned, there is something for everyone!

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National EWeek

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Engineers Week was founded in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineers. EWeek is dedicated to raising public awareness of engineers’ contributions to society
It promotes an understanding of just how essential technical education and advanced levels of math, science, and technology are to students. The goal is to motivate youth to pursue engineering careers in order to sustain a diverse and strong engineering workforce.
EWeek reaches thousands of schools, universities, corporations and organizations nationally. Parks College is proud to be part of the celebration and tradition of EWeek!

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