Consumer Products Day and Enterprise Team Challenge!

Consumer Products Day is being held on Friday April 8 & Saturday April 9 and we’d like to offer an “Enterprise Challenge” to all other enterprises to create a team for this event.

Cash prizes (1st place teams $2,400, 2nd $1,600 and 3rd place team $800) are available to the winning teams. See the attached info for more details or visit our website.
Here’s how it works:
Students work in self-selected teams from a variety of majors and will be given a box of products from company reps to recreate or redesign these products for use in other ways. A great example of this is the Post-it note. It was invented solely by accident (read about it here). This Shark-tank style event will feature company reps who challenge students to come up with a new business idea from use of their products. This event, sponsored by Career Services in collaboration with Consumer Products Manufacturing Enterprise (CPM) features four companies on campus for the event; Amway, Kimberly Clark, Dow Chemical and 3M.

In order to promote the event, we are asking that you share this information with your enterprises. Students from the CPM Enterprise are also available to attend your enterprise meetings for maybe 5 minutes (start or end of meeting) to explain the event to your students. If you are interested in this, please contact Shelley Farrey mafarrey@mtu.edu in Career Services or Matthew Manning mmanning@mtu.edu of CPM Enterprise to coordinate your meeting time.

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Guest Speaker Event: Tuesday January 12 @ 6pm in Fisher 135

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Two former athletes, who now present on college campuses throughout the nation, have added Michigan Tech to their list of places to present.
John Standeford, former Super Bowl Champion – Indianapolis Colts and Zach McClellan – former Colorado Rockies National League champion will be in Houghton to talk about the value of teams and how your participation in extracurricular activities can bring success to your job search.
 
Don’t miss this opportunity to meet two former athletes who might make a difference in your life and career!


Rekhi Innovation Challenge Deadline Extended to Monday Oct. 26

Enterprise and Senior Design Teams and Advisors: here is your chance to secure funding for your innovative ideas! The deadline has been extended to encourage participation from more teams. A minimum of 5 teams is needed in order to hold the challenge.

The Vice President for Research Office and Pavlis Honors College are now accepting projects for the Rekhi Innovation Challenge, a crowdfunding competition whose aim is to promote student innovation and entrepreneurship through the use of Superior Ideas. This year, the Challenge has been opened up to any Enterprise or Senior Design teams whose projects include an innovative approach to an important design challenge or market need.

The competition runs from Nov. 1-Dec. 31 and projects must now be submitted by Oct. 26 in order to be considered. To participate, please see the information for teamsadvisors, and the application form.

Any questions can be directed to Natasha Chopp at nichopp@mtu.edu.

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ArcelorMittal Steel Warehouse Program

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“Steel Warehouse”

ArcelorMittal is the world’s largest steel producer and a sponsor of numerous enterprise and senior design project teams at Michigan Tech. To support a wider range of project teams, ArcelorMittal conceived the “Steel Warehouse” concept to supply steel to student teams throughout the Michigan Tech campus. This program is managed by the Enterprise Program Office in the Pavlis Honors College.

  •  Any enterprise or senior project team may request steel (and only steel) for their project.
  •  To enable support of many teams across campus, requests are limited to $500. Requests > $500 may be considered for approval, depending upon availability of funds and total number of requests received.

**NOTE: The approval and ordering processes have changed.**

Instructions for teams can be found here. A list of preferred steel vendors is provided here.


Rekhi Innovation Challenge Now Open

The Vice President for Research Office and Pavlis Honors College are now accepting projects for the Rekhi Innovation Challenge, a crowdfunding competition whose aim is to promote student innovation and entrepreneurship through the use of Superior Ideas. This year, the Challenge has been opened up to any Enterprise or Senior Design teams whose projects include an innovative approach to an important design challenge or market need.

The competition runs from Nov. 1-Dec. 31 and projects must be submitted by Oct. 21 in order to be considered. To participate, please see the information for teams, advisors, and the application form.

Any questions can be directed to Natasha Chopp at nichopp@mtu.edu.

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Enterprise Pop-Up Workshop: Successful Projects, Satisfied Sponsors

 

Enterprise Pop-Up Workshop: Successful Projects, Satisfied Sponsors

Join us for an interactive workshop where we will share techniques to gain early momentum on projects, make positive first impressions, and develop professional relationships with industry sponsors. For teams seeking industry support, we will share information on Enterprise sponsorship and the resources available through the Pavlis Honors College.
When and Where: This session will be held on Thursday Oct. 1 from 6-7:30 pm in the newly renovated Pavlis Honors College Offices (722 M&M). Pizza and drinks will be provided.
About the Facilitators: Rick Berkey (Director, Enterprise Program) and Joe Thompson (Sponsored Projects Manager) will draw upon nearly 35 years of combined experience working in industry and with Michigan Tech’s Enterprise partners and sponsors.
RSVP is required by Wednesday Sept. 30 at 4pm. Attendance is limited to 30 participants; initial priority will be given to allow at least one student from each Enterprise to participate. A confirmation email will be sent out on Wed. to all participants. Please complete the Google form to register.