You and a team of fellow students will develop an innovative solution and vie for the opportunity to win prize money to make your idea a reality. Teams of three to five students must include at least one undergraduate and one graduate student from at least three different majors or disciplines (e.g., arts, engineering, and business). This helps to ensure that teams have different types of academic, professional, and scholarly expertise and can produce an innovative solution, from concept to execution.
As always, teams are best, simply due to the effectiveness of teams in solving major problems. If you don’t have a team, though, that’s fine! We will help you build a team. And we want all Rebels — all majors, all disciplines, and all backgrounds — to participate.
During the fall semester, you will form your team, attend technical assistance workshops to gain the knowledge you need to be successful, and submit a competition proposal. The most competitive proposals will be selected to move forward to the next round of the competition in the spring, during which your team will build and submit your final solution to the problem statement. You’ll present your plans at the spring showcase to a panel of judges, and final prizes will be announced.