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Innovation Program: How to Apply

  • Information Session on Monday, October 12th from 12:00 to 1:00pm in 84 lab - bring your questions and learn what to include in your project proposal.
  • One-page proposals due to Don Mueller ( on Friday, October 16th no later than 12:00pm. Proposals are limited to a single page and should list the project team, summarize the idea, explain why the program is innovative, and state what resources are necessary. At least one member of the team must be a current PSU engineering or computer science student. 
  • The Innovation Council will select projects slated for presentation by Tuesday, October 20th. All project proposals will receive an e-mail with review results.
  • Project presentations will occur on the morning of Friday, October 23rd in the Deans Conf Room. Selected teams will be invited to give a 5 minute oral presentation on their project followed by 5 minutes of Q&A. Projects that recieve funding will be notified soon after.

Innovation Program Council members:

  • Antonie JetterInnovation Program Director, Assistant Professor, Engineering and Technology Management
  • James McNamesProfessor and Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering.
  • Peter DusickaAssociate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Bart MasseyProfessor, Computer Science
  • Gerry RecktenwaldAssociate Professor, Mechanical and Materials Engineering
  • Renjeng SuDean, Maseeh College
  • Evan ThomasAssistant Professor, Mechanical and Materials Engineering
  • Frank Goovaerts, Director of Student Career Success

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