Earn a scholarship with the Reimagine Challenge 2020 — proposals due September 25

Posted by on Sep 22, 2020 in Competitions, Graduate Students, Scholarship, Students |

Reimagine Challenge 2020 instructions

Download the flyer to learn more about submitting a proposal.

You’re invited to submit inventive and compelling ideas about changes that could create a better world — and earn a scholarship!

The Reimagine Challenge 2020 will award $25,000 to 20 undergraduate or graduate students, plus an additional $25,000 to the institution in which they are enrolled. This is a competitive scholarship, with two rounds of vetting before winners are selected and announced.

Virtual office hours are available on a limited basis for interested students wanting support or feedback on their submission materials, to address questions and inquiries regarding the challenge, or for additional insight and perspective into the funder.

Learn more about how to apply. Proposal materials must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, September 25, 2020.

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Got a new venture? Apply for ASU Innovation Open to earn up to $100k in funding by October 31

Posted by on Aug 25, 2020 in Competitions, Events, Features, Graduate Students, International Students, Opportunities, Students, Transfer Students |

Calling all student entrepreneurs! ASU Innovation Open is awarding more than $300,000 to the top student ventures offering cutting-edge hardware solutions, IoT innovations and social equity enterprises. On Friday, February 5, 2021, the world’s top student ventures can compete to win grand prizes up to $100k.

ASU Innovation Open, or ASUio, was designed to fuel multidisciplinary teams of collegiate founders to harness the power of entrepreneurship to tackle the world’s most challenging problems. Our competition values university-supported technologies and the scientists, artists, engineers, enterprisers and designers who develop them. We view collegiate entrepreneurs as elite athletes who must demonstrate perseverance, hustle and teamwork to change the world. And that’s exactly what they’re doing. 

 Past ASUio competitors have gone on to secure hundreds of thousands of dollars in additional funding. Many have established lasting relationships with ASUio judges, industry leaders and competition sponsors who have helped them develop new ideas and channel resources to support their ventures.  

But to win, you have to apply! This is your opportunity to be mentored by industry leaders, network with entrepreneurially-minded peers from around the world and be part of a community of innovative thinkers making their mark in tech.

Apply by Saturday, October 31, 2020!

Visit asu.io for more information.

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ASU student wins Changemaker Challenge with EPICS project

Posted by on Jul 28, 2020 in Competitions, Fulton Schools, News, Students |

Lidija Buchanan, a chemical engineering student, won first place in the Changemaker Challenge with her Engineering Projects In Community Service, or EPICS, project. The team, of which she is currently the sole member, aims to ease one of Phoenix’s food deserts by making fresh produce more accessible. The win earns the project $10,000 for further development and implementation in the community.

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High school juniors and seniors are invited to participate in The Challenge — register by June 11

Posted by on May 27, 2020 in Competitions |

The ChallengeArizona high school students are invited to join The Challenge — a virtual engineering design competition hosted by Arizona State University, University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University. Participants will attend online seminars, consult with experts and work in groups to come up with engineering solutions for social distancing in school settings. Share this opportunity with siblings and friends!

The Challenge 2020
Thursday, June 18, 2020—Friday, June 19, 2020, and Monday, June 22, 2020–Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Begins at 9 a.m. PST each day
Register for $20 by Thursday, June 11, 2020 — scholarships are available upon request

Rising high school juniors and seniors (completed 10th or 11th grade) can sign up with their team of two to five participants at the time of registration. Participants can also sign up individually and be matched with a team.

Content will be delivered virtually via multiple platforms. Participants will need a computer that has a web camera, microphone and internet access.

All participants will receive a certificate and The Challenge 2020 t-shirt upon completion.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Velez for more information at jennifer.velez@asu.edu.

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Sign up for the First Responder UAS Endurance Challenge — begins April 1

Posted by on Mar 24, 2020 in Competitions |

Elevate. Endure. Support. tagline for the UAS First Responder Challenge.The First Responder UAS Endurance Challenge is a competition specifically designed to crowd-source as many inventive drone designs as possible for first responders. Will you push the innovation envelope and accept our invitation to be the “Last Drone Standing?”

The Challenge presents a unique opportunity to use your ingenuity and hardware build expertise to design a drone prototype that will fly for the longest time possible while carrying a 10-pound payload. Competition awards up to $552K in prizes will be awarded to the top three best designs that meet program requirements, and also include a variety of ‘best-in-class’ awards for specific drone capabilities. You and your team will be directly helping to advance UAS technology focused on supporting the needs of the public safety community and its stakeholders.

The competition will be launched on April 1, 2020, and is open to individuals, groups, entrepreneurs, university students, research and development projects, and companies within the United States. More details are coming soon.

Sign up for updates including notification of the official Challenge launch notice or download the flyer.

NIST is the Federal Laboratory for promoting U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life.  PSCR, a division of NIST, acts as an objective technical advisor and laboratory for the public safety community to accelerate the adoption and implementation of only the most critical public safety technologies.

This Invitation Challenge comes to you by Capital Consulting Corporation and ASURE under contact with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Public Safety Communication Research Division.

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Undergrads: Participate in the DataFest 2020 Hackathon, March 20–22

Posted by on Mar 2, 2020 in Competitions, Students |

DataFest 2020

Download the flyer.

DataFest is a nationally-coordinated undergraduate competition in which teams of two to five students work over a weekend to extract insight from a rich and complex data set.

Previous years’ data sets have included crime data from the Los Angeles Police Department, dating data from eHarmony, energy use data from GridPoint, and sales data from Ticketmaster. This year’s data set will be revealed at the opening of the event on Friday evening. At the conclusion of the competition, each team will have five minutes to make a presentation to our panel of judges. In addition to a Best in Show award, we will give awards such as Best Visualization and Best Use of External Data.

This is a great way to gain experience working with data. Past participants of DataFest have gone to job interviews able to describe technical challenges overcome, explain how they work under time-pressure, and talk about their thoughts on solving real-life data problems.

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Win your share of $50K via ASU’s Amazon Alexa Venture Challenge — apply for Venture Devils by February 28

Posted by on Feb 21, 2020 in Competitions, Graduate Students, International Students, Students |

Amazon Alexa Venture Challenge

Are you ready to integrate voice or ambient computing technologies into your current products, services, research or operations? If so, we challenge you to apply and compete for $50K in available seed grant funding via ASU’s Amazon Alexa Venture Challenge.

All ASU students, faculty, staff, alumni and community innovators are encouraged to apply.

Apply to ASU Venture Devils to be pre-qualified for the Amazon Alexa funding track by Friday, February 28, 2020, at 11:59 p.m.!

Need help on your application or have other questions? Please email Brent.Sebold@asu.edu

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