Have you thought to yourself—or said to someone else—
“I know how to make this better,” or,
“I’m surprised no one’s thought of this,” or,
“This idea has serious potential,” or,
“I’m going to find the solution to this challenge?”
This summer, the College of Engineering and Harris Foundation will pay you and your team to pursue an innovative solution to a pressing societal or technological problem. Through the Harris Summer Innovation Program you’ll be given the opportunity to take your idea from paper to prototype.
WHAT IS HSIP?
- A two-month (June 1 – July 28) innovation residency program
- Open to all undergraduate engineering students and computer science majors
- Student teams define a problem to be addressed, then design and build a working prototype
WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME?
- A $3,500 summer stipend, free meal plan (10 meals/week) and free housing in Villanova dorms
- A $2,500 team project budget
- Workspace and access to the College and University facilities and equipment
- The potential for intellectual property that could lead to a business opportunity
- A major boost to your resume!
- Identify the problem you’d like to solve
- Form your team, which must be comprised of 2-4 students with representation from at least two different engineering majors or science majors
- Select a faculty mentor to work with you over the course of the summer
- Submit a pre-proposal by January 26, 2018 to receive feedback from the HSIP committee, which can increase your chances of success
- Submit a final proposal by February 16, 2018