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Test Your Innovation in the Marketplace

TechConnect World Innovation Conference and Expo
June 14-17, 2015 – Washington D.C.

Submit your Abstract or Innovation for review by Corporate and Investment Prospectors representing over $20 billion in development funds.

How to Participate:

>> Submit Your Abstract – due Dec.19th
>> Submit Your Innovation – due Jan. 20th

Industry Focus Areas:

Advanced Materials
Advanced Manufacturing
Energy & Sustainability
Electronics & Microsystems
Biotech, Medical & Pharma
Personal & Home Care, Cosmetics, Foods

In Arizona, a Streamlined Internship Process

The University of Arizona, Pima Community College, and several high schools in the Tuscon region have created a one-page process and timeline instructions for businesses interested in hiring students for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math)  internships. The initiative will make it easier for businesses to connect with future employees, and it offers students important, hands-on training — plus an incentive to stay in Tucson after they graduate, according to the UA website.

The initiative is aligned with Never Settle, UA’s strategic plan, which calls for the active engagement of the student body in career-minded activities, capacity building around STEM and improved engagement with business and community partners.

Microsoft’s Imagine Cup Finals Kick Off in Russia

From July 9-11, St. Petersburg, Russia was home to Microsoft’s 11th annual Imagine Cup world finals. Over 300 students from 71 countries participated this year for the $50,000 first-place award in one of three categories: games, innovation, and world citizenship. And because it’s Microsoft, additional awards went to projects that also utilized Windows 8, Windows Phone, or Azure.

Microsoft changed its categories slightly from last year’s competition, according to TechCrunch. While many successful projects have gone on to improve education, healthcare and other social issues, they often started out as small apps with a narrow focus. The new three categories captured a wider range of applicants this year and focused more strongly on building students’ entrepreneurial sides, with hopes that the winning projects will someday influence society.

Fellowships with Fall 2013/Winter 2014 Deadlines

We’ve compiled a list of fellowships from websites of the California Institute of Technology, University of California at Berkeley, and a number of other organizations. All include engineering among applicable disciplines and apply to a wide range of applicants, majors, and career paths. (See the list under the cut).

The Accelerator keeps a longer list of fellowships with fall 2013 deadlines.

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