In 1978, Cliff Ensley ’69, ’70, G’71 had an idea to start his own business and just $2,500 to do it. He was used to taking on challenges—there was no stopping him. Growing up, he struggled with a learning disability—at…
Deadline Extended for Summer 2018 Invent@SU Program
This summer, Invent@SU returns to transform undergrads into inventors as they design, prototype, and pitch original devices. The program is open to all Syracuse University undergraduate students. Now, students have a second chance to be a part of the program.
The application deadline for the Summer 2018 invention accelerators has been extended to March 23. Applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis, so students that are interested should apply online as soon as possible at invent.syr.edu/apply.
In addition to a chance to win up to $5,000, participants receive:
- a $1,000 stipend;
- a $1,000 team budget for materials;
- Guidance from expert consultants and evaluators;
- access to laser cutters, 3D printers, a machine shop and pro machinists;
- assistance with a provisional patent application; and
- daily lunch, coffee and snacks.
Invent@SU, supported by Bill and Penny Allyn, follows a proven method of developing students’ abilities to innovate and communicate. Students learn about design, ideation and intellectual property, then build and refine their own invention with weekly feedback from alumni and industry leaders.
The program will take place May 14-June 22 at the Fisher Center in NYC and July 2-Aug. 10 on the SU campus.
For complete information, and to apply, visit invent.syr.edu.
About Syracuse University
Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience. The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit www.syracuse.edu.