Ten Parks College students placed in first, second and fifth place out of 69 teams at the Annual Idea-to-Product (I2P) Competition at Saint Louis University on November 17, 2011. All ten students will continue on to participate in the regional competition in April 2013.
Parks College graduate student, Patrick Andrus, placed second in the Idea-to-Product (I2P) Global Competition in Stockholm, Sweden. I2P Global is a competition in commercialization of research aiming to fill the gap between university research and business plan competitions.
Ten Parks College students earned 2012-2013 scholarships in the Boeing Opportunity for Leadership Development (BOLD) program. BOLD scholarships are presented to students who maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2; major in either business, engineering, mathematics or computer science; and declare a secondary major, minor or certificate in another of those four areas.
The Henry Luce Foundation, through the Clare Boothe Luce (CBL) Program, has awarded Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology $127,192 to support two fellowships for graduate women in engineering. The University will provide an additional $68,000 toward costs, bringing the total offered to $195,192 over two years for two outstanding women to pursue doctoral degrees in engineering fields.
On Tuesday, November 6, six engineering students from the KEEN program brought the weekly innovation challenge to Ritenour High School. Over 100 students enrolled in Project Lead the Way engineering courses participated in three challenges that focused on teamwork, communication and creative skills.
On November 3rd, students of Parks College of Engineering Aviation and Technology gathered in teams to compete in The Annual Great Pumpkin Launch on Saint Louis University’s Tegeler Field. Teams were judged on accuracy, distance, and most innovative design.
Students in the program will receive a global perspective and knowledge of European piloting standards by spending the first year of the program at SLU’s campus in Madrid, Spain, then completing the degree with hands-on flight experience at the St. Louis, Mo., campus.
On November 2, faculty from five Kern Entrepreneurship Education Network (KEEN) universities came together at Saint Louis University to find new ways to instill the entrepreneurial mindset into their courses through the Innovating Curriculum with Entrepreneurial Mindset (ICE) - Focus on Sustainability workshop.
The Weekly Innovation Challenge program has taken the next step in helping schools, organizations and institutions facilitate their own Innovation Challenges by creating a free iBook series, “Innovation Challenges - Mind Workouts for Teams.” The digital book illustrates mind exercises to create experiences that encourage the development of an entrepreneurial mindset.
The iScholars Program has selected 15 engineering students for the 2012 – 2013 academic school year. iScholars (innovation scholars), a student-led initiative, engage in different roles and activities such as community outreach, innovation leadership and design projects.