Attention students: Ready for this year’s design competitions?

The Great Lakes Energy Institute (GLEI) and the Division of Education and Student Programs (DESP) are hosting a networking and information session to kick-off two student competitions—the Ohio Clean Energy Challenge and the Saint-Gobain Design Competition.
The session will take place Thursday, Sept. 12 from 6-7:30 p.m. in Nord 310, and will provide details about the contests, which present in-depth, hands-on opportunities for students to learn about clean energy and materials, explore building their own businesses and a chance to compete to win $10,000 or more in prize money.
Students will be able to network with contacts from organizations including Blackstone Launchpad, Jumpstart Inc., NorTech, think[box] and the university’s Technology Transfer Office.
The Saint-Gobain Design Competition challenges students to design and build a prototype device that solves a challenge for society. The Ohio Clean Energy Challenge is a clean energy student business plan competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.
Contact Mindy Baierl at GLEI or Genine Apidone with questions about Thursday’s info session event.