Second Innovation Works competition registration open

Registration for the second virtual Innovation Works Competition is open until noon Oct. 7. To qualify, teams of three to four students must submit a one-minute team presentation video addressing an innovative approach to real-life challenges faced every day by industry and government. The competition will have $12,000 in student prizes.

Multidisciplinary teams are encouraged, but at least one team member must be a current engineering student. Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to compete.

Only the top 12 qualifying teams will be invited to continue in the competition, which will be announced Oct. 12.

The final contest theme will be announced on Oct. 15. In the competition, teams will periodically present short pitches to judges during sessions over a 48-hour period (Friday-Sunday). Scoring is based on problem understanding, solution uniqueness, demonstrated value of the solution, solution practicality, and the team’s overall effectiveness communicating.